Board of Health


The Board of Health is responsible for making health policy for the City of Greenfield, including:

  • Creating new policy and regulation to protect the public and the environment (e.g., tobacco, plastic bag, and styrofoam regulation).
  • Suggesting topics they would like to see addressed and investigated by the Health Department.
  • Holding public hearings on existing policies and regulations.
  • Hearing variance requests for existing policies and regulations.
  • Overseeing inspections to maintain minimum standards for sanitation in housing and food service.
  • Reviewing paperwork submitted by the Commonwealth regarding environmental hazards and providing guidance as needed.

The Board of Health operates under Section 6-16 of the City Charter,  Chapter 507 of the Code of the City of Greenfield, and Massachusetts General Law.

The Board of Health provides oversight of the Health Department. The Health Department is the enforcement arm of the Board of Health.


The Board of Health meets monthly at least once and a second time if needed. Please check the calendar for scheduled meeting information, including agendas.

Three seats (one a physician or other licensed qualified health care professional) / Three-year terms
Alyssa Valbona, chair October 2023
Samantha McIver December 2024
John Romano, MD June 2023
Staff Contact: Health Department / 413-772-1404, ext. 2103 20 Sanderson St., Greenfield, MA 01301

Greenfield's medical director is Timothy Lepore, MD.