Health Officer/Welfare Officer

HEALTH OFFICER

Health Officer: Frances Newton  healthoffice@ashland.nh.gov
Deputy Health Officer: Charlie Smith  townadmin@ashland.nh.gov

The Health Officer and Deputy Health Officer:

  • Enforce the New Hampshire public health rules and laws, as well as local ordinances and regulations
  • Serve as a liaison between state officials and the local community on issues concerning local public health

The Health Officer’s and the Deputy Health Officer’s responsibilities include:

  • Inspect daycare/foster homes and local schools
  • Inspect septic systems to certify failure
  • Enforce minimum standards for rental housing
  • Provide information on public health related topics
  • Investigate complaints regarding local public health concerns

 

WELFARE OFFICER

Welfare Officer: Suzanne McCormack

Ashland Welfare Guidelines (updated November 2018)

Welfare applications are available upon request at the Town Office. Please complete the application and return it to the Town Office during regular business hours.

The Welfare Officer:

  • Oversees the provision of short-term assistance or emergency aid in crisis situations for the essentials of daily living
  • May also make referrals to other local, regional and state assistance agencies and programs

The assistance process includes a written application, financial review and interview. Contact the Town Office to schedule an appointment for an interview with the Welfare Officer. All information provided is and will remain confidential.