Board of Health

Mission Statement

The Board of Health and its staff are dedicated to the protection of the environment by enforcing State and Town regulations regarding wells, septic systems, hazardous waste, trash and recycling.

The Board of Health helps provide for the health and wellness of West Newbury citizens, through the following activities: manage the Public Health Nurse in providing vaccines and disease surveillance, and ensuring sanitary conditions in housing, recreational facilities, school and food establishments.

The Board of Health maintains a cooperative involvement between Emergency Management, Police, Fire and School Departments relative to the handling of bio-terrorism and/or evacuation policies.

The Board of Health offers protection from mosquito borne illness by working with the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management to develop and implement the Vector Management Plan.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jane Krafton Administrative Assistant to Board of Health (978) 363-1100 ext. 118
Paul Sevigny Health Agent (978) 363-1100, ext.119 Cell# (978) 833-7458
Scott Berkenbush Recycling Coordinator

Board Members

NameTitleTerm Ends
Robert Janes


2021 to 2024

Blake Seale

2023 to 2026

Waste & Recycling Rep

Thomas Fahey

2022 to 2025