Peterborough Public Health Thanks Andy Mitchell and Outgoing Board of Health Members for their Service on Board of Health

Written by Comms Team, November 10, 2022

Peterborough Public Health is thanking Board Chair, Mayor Andy Mitchell for his service as a member of the Board of Health and as Board Chair for three consecutive years.

“Andy stepped up to chair our Board during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic response in 2020,” said Dr. Thomas Piggott Medical Officer of Health, “His leadership through the pandemic and his support for our Board, our Executive, and our entire PPH team have been inspiring.”

In 2018, Andy joined the Board of Health after being elected as Mayor of Selwyn Township. Since being appointed Board Chair in 2020, Andy has chaired 32 Board of Health meetings and countless committee, working group, and internal meetings. Andy’s dedication to the health and well-being of our community has been unmatched, as evident by the numerous advocacy efforts. Most notably leading the Board’s position paper on modernization of the public health system as he advocated local delivery and governance of public health. Andy’s retirement also marks the end of a distinguished career in public service and office.

On Wednesday, November 9, Andy attended his final Board of Health meeting for Peterborough Public Health, stating, “It has been an honour to serve the public for the past 30 years and to finish my career in public service working with the Staff at Peterborough Public Health. I want to thank the Staff for their dedication and personal sacrifices for the health of our community. Lives have been saved because of the work of public health employees. I would also like to thank my fellow Board members for their advocacy for the health of our community and commitment to public service. And to the community, stay safe, be well, and in all things, be kind.”

Peterborough Public Health would also like to thank all out-going members of the Board. We are deeply grateful for their leadership and dedication to the health of our community. A very special thank you to Councilor Henry Clarke who has served as a Board of Health member and two-time Board chair since 2004.

From the Staff at PPH, we thank you for your leadership and commend you on a distinguished life devoted to public service.


For further information, please contact:

Sarah Gill
A/Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 352