Hospital District works to fill vacant commissioner position after Young resigns

King County Public Hospital District No. 4, which represents the Snoqualmie Valley, is trying to fill a vacancy on its Board of Commissioners following the resignation of Joan Young, who recently stepped down for personal reasons.

Resumes are now being accepted for Young’s vacant Commissioner seat #5. Resumes – including voter registration address and date of birth for eligibility verification – and letter of interest should be sent by regular mail or by email to Valerie Huffman, 9801 Frontier Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA  9806 or by email (preferred) to

Resumes will be accepted until close of business Monday, May 6th.  Following confirmation of eligibility, interviews will occur during the May 9th regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

Whomever is appointed to the seat should be aware that it is up for election this November, which means those applying will serve until the until the election – and will have to run for election (and win) in order to continuing serving on the Board of Commissioners. The person appointed, though, is under no obligation to run for office. Candidate filing for the November election happens the week of May 13th.

The Board of Commissioners has oversight over the hospital district, including the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and clinics. It has five commissioners, of which three seats – vacant seat 5, as well as those of Dariel Norris and Gene Pollard – are up for election in November. Each commissioner term runs 6-years.

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