Board of Health

Agendas & Minutes


Board of Health Agendas are available prior to the meeting. Finalized Agendas are stamped in by the Town Clerk and are available upon request in the Board of Health office. Board of Health Meeting Minutes are available following Board of Health approval and then are posted under the View All Agendas and Minutes link below.

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Board Members


  • Stephen A. Vigeant
    Term Expires June 30, 2020
  • Jennie Fishman, MPH
    Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Dr. George Abraham
    Term Expires June 30, 2022

Mission Statement


The mission of the Shrewsbury Board of Health is to promote general health of the community, the wellness in the individual, and to inspire conditions by which people can remain healthy. We offer educational resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law. We promote sanitary living conditions for all our residents and strive to protect the environment from harm and pollution.

The Health Department is run by the Board of Health whose primary concerns are activities related to health and the environment:

  • Food service sanitation
  • Mercury
  • Housing
  • Nuisance
  • Operation of the ash residue landfill
  • Sewage disposal
  • Smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
  1. Hepatitis C and the Opioid Crisis Seminar - October 22, 2019

    A Berkshire County-Focused Public Health Seminar to be held on October 22, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201. You must register for this event. Read on...
  2. Overdose Prevention Summit - October 24, 2019

    Featuring a panel of qualified experts in the fields of community health, homeless services, harm reduction, and recovery! Read on...
  3. Medication Take Back Event - October 26, 2019

    The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) in conjunction with the Shrewsbury Police Department are pleased to sponsor this event at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Avenue from 10AM to 2PM. Open to the General Public. Read on...
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Date of Record:  November 2, 2018

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Regulations adopted by the Shrewsbury Board of Health

On November 2, 2018, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled “Regulations Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places". The regulation includes, but is not limited prohibiting smoking within a 25 foot buffer zone around municipal building entrances accessible to the public, prohibiting smoking at all municipal owned parks, play grounds recreational facilities and beaches. E-cigarettes use is also prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited. The regulation went into effect on January 1, 2019. Copies of this regulation are available in the office of the Board of Health at the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Please see ETS Regulations - effective 01-01-19 below under "Resources."

Resources