Seeking Commissioner Candidates


Immediate Commissioner Vacancy – Seeking Candidates

The LIHD is seeking candidates interested in filling a recently vacated Board of Commissioner seat. The term of this interim appointment will be from the date approved by the Board, likely June 2020, through December 31, 2021. The permanent seat will be filled during the November 2021 election, and the elected individual will serve the balance of the term which runs through December 31, 2025.

The LIHD is committed to fostering a collaborative environment whereby Commissioners share a common purpose and commitment to the LIHD mission. It is important candidates support a healthy Board culture, which includes:

  • Encouraging candid, respectful debate;
  • Working cooperatively with the District Superintendent;
  • Realizing individual Commissioners have no power: we are all in this together;
  • Holding each other accountable for agreed-upon behaviors; and
  • Spending time cultivating individual relationships.

In addition, candidates should possess certain qualifications and experience, or be willing to receive training in certain areas once appointed. General qualifications include:

  • Being registered to vote in San Juan County;
  • Spending at least 50% of your living time per year in San Juan County;
  • Familiarity with Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) and the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30); and
  • Understanding of the Powers & Duties of a Hospital District (RCW 70.44.060).

Anyone interested in filling the current Commissioner vacancy should contact a member of the Board or the District Superintendent on or before May 27, 2020. The Board will have an initial discussion about candidates and the appointment process at their May 27th Regular Board meeting. We encourage interested parties to attend that meeting, which will be held via Zoom. Information can be found on the website 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Contact information can be found on the Contact Us tab on the LIHD website. The Superintendent can be reached by cell/text at: (415) 999-5611, or email at: