If you've watched the Yakima Health District over the last two years during COVID-19 you may have an opinion about how the board handled the pandemic.

Now a chance for your voice to be heard on the board of Health

Now here's a chance for you to be part of the board to make future healthcare decisions in Yakima County. A press release says the Yakima Health District Board of Health is seeking to fill two Open Citizen Representative positions. The search for citizen representatives is the result of a new measure, House Bill 1152, which requires the Board of Health to have the same number of elected and non-elected members.

To qualify to apply individuals must represent one of the following categories

•Consumers of public health, which includes county residents who have self-identified as having faced significant health inequities or as having lived experiences with public health-related programs, such as the supplemental nutrition program, home visiting, or treatment services.

•Other community stakeholders, which includes persons representing the following types of organizations located within Yakima County: Community-based organizations or nonprofits that work with populations experiencing health inequities in the county; business community; or environmental public health regulated community

City officials say candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and application to Ryan Ibach, Chief Operating Officer at the Yakima Health District, by 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2022 at ryan.ibach@co.yakima.wa.us.

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