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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Board of Health
Board meets once a month.

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  • Barbara D. Beck, Ph. D.
    15 Mason Rd.
    Term Expiration: February 5, 2018
  • Richard Arnold, FNP, BC
    23 Gleason St.
    Term Expiration: February 4, 2019
  • John H. Straus, M.D.
    7 Arthur Terr.
    Term Expiration: February 3, 2020

The Board of Health provides for fulfillment of its duties under M.G.L. 111:5, 26-33 and other sections including enforcement of the state Sanitary and Environmental Codes, reporting diseases dangerous to the public health, and enforcement of other applicable state and local laws and regulations. The Board of Health determines the health needs of the community (and the health services available to the community) in terms of the size and characteristics of the population, specific health problems, and environmental conditions.

Candidates should have background in public health, medical, or related field.

Vacancy / Term
Three members, three-year term