MHOA Membership

There are four levels of membership available in MHOA: regular, associate, student, and retired.  Each year, MHOA sponsors many seminars, workshops, and the annual educational conference.  Members of the association enjoy substantial discount to attend these training opportunities.

Regular Membership

Any Certified Health Officer (CHO) certified by the Board of Certification of Health Officers, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or any person employed by a regional or local municipal agency as a Commissioner, Director, Assistant Director, Administrator, Health Agent, Inspector, Public Health Nurse, or Sanitarian whose primary purpose is carrying out the public health mandate of that agency. A person shall not be qualified who, by virtue of an appointment as an agent of a Board of Health, may carry out tasks which are incidental to, or support functions of, the persons listed above. Such persons not qualified may include, but not be limited to, secretary, clerk, animal control officer, tobacco control director, and contracted personnel or agencies. Determination of Regular Membership shall be made, and all membership shall be established, by a majority vote of the Executive Committee except where otherwise provided.

Associate Membership

Any person who wishes to be a member of the Association for the purpose of supporting and advancing the objectives of its regular membership but do not meet the requirements of regular membership may become an Associate Member. Associate Members shall have all the privileges and responsibilities of Regular Members except that an Associate Member may not vote, nor hold office in the Association, and may not be a member of the Executive Committee.

Student Membership

Individuals currently enrolled in a full-time degree program in Public Health, Allied Health Professions, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or Environmental Studies.

Retired Membership

Any member of the Association with three or more years standing as a Regular Member who has retired from a municipal public health position.