The Dukes County Health Council has announced openings for new members in 2008. The council has vacancies in its consumer, public official and health care practitioner categories.

Membership on the Dukes County Health Council requires attendance at a monthly meeting and active participation in at least one of its committees.

The council is a coalition of community members, public officials, health practitioners and health organizations working together to promote community-wide health and wellness.

The deadline for receiving a letter of interest is 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 8. Letters of interest may be submitted by mail to the Dukes County Health Council, c/o Acting County Manager, P.O. Box 190, Edgartown, MA 02539; by e-mail to; by facsimile transmission to 508-696-3841 or by hand to the county offices at 9 Airport Road in Edgartown.

For more information, call Cindy Mitchell at 508-693-5090 or Noreen Mavro Flanders, acting county manager at 508-696-3840.