SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — The Board of Health for Snohomish County changed leaders effective May 29 at the resignation of Sultan Councilman Jim Flower, Board chairman since 2009. Vice-chair Mark Lamb moved into the chairman position when Flower announced his decision to the Board. Lamb will preside for the remainder of 2010. A new vice-chair will be selected at a future Board meeting.
The Board also welcomes newly appointed member Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, representing the City of Edmonds. The Board awaits news of an appointee to represent the cities of Sultan, Index, Gold Bar, and Snohomish.
The Board of Health, comprised of 15 county and city elected officials, oversees the policy and budget of Snohomish Health District, the local public health agency for Snohomish County.
Representing the City of Bothell at the Health Board table since 2006, Chairman Lamb has served on Bothell's city council for six and half years and was elected Mayor in 2006. Lamb is the owner and founder of The North Creek Law Firm, a practice that represents organizations and individuals in business, real estate, public policy, and regulatory matters. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University. Lamb is a member of the Attorney General's Eminent Domain Task Force and the Snohomish County Tomorrow Steering Committee.
In addition to Lamb and Fraley-Monillas, Health Board members are Mike Cooper (County Council/District 3), Patsy Cudaback (Monroe), Dave Gossett (County Council/District 4), Linda Grafer (Mukilteo), John Koster (County Council/District 1), Drew Nielsen (Everett), Michelle Robles (Mountlake Terrace), Jim Smith (Lynnwood), Dave Somers (County Council/District 5), Brian Sullivan (County Council/District 2), Mayor Dianne White (Stanwood), and Donna Wright (Marysville).
Health Board meetings are open to the public and usually are held at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Health District's main office, 3020 Rucker Avenue, Everett, Wash.
Established in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works for a safer and healthier community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Find more information about the Health District at www.snohd.org.