Meeting Minutes
December 18, 2000


Members Present


Chairman Diane Oberquell


Commissioner Judy Wilson


Commissioner Kevin O’Sullivan was not in attendance.

Approval of the Agenda

The agenda was approved as submitted.

Approval of the Minutes of December 4, 2000

The minutes of December 4, 2000 were approved as presented.

Audience Reports and Requests

There were no audience reports or requests.


A letter from the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) was presented. The NALBOH provided a complimentary video tape describing core roles and responsibilities of local health boards in protecting and promoting the public’s health.

Personnel Issues

Pat Libbey explained that three FTE increases are being proposed, all with revenue to cover the costs.

  1. Increasing the Community Health Program Assistant in the Breast and Cervical Health Program – dependent upon continued funding.

  2. Increasing an Environmental Health Specialist II as work in developing an integrated, computer-based Operation and Maintenance Tracking system is completed – with an end date of no later than December 31, 2001.

  3. Increasing Dr. Diana Yu, Health Officer from .52 FTE to .77 FTE. Dr. Yu currently works as .52 as Thurston County Health Officer and .24 FTE as Lewis County Health Officer. It is being proposed to combine these positions within the Thurston County payroll system, and create an interlocal agreement with Lewis County to pick up any costs above the current Thurston County FTE.

When discussion was complete, the Board authorized staff to go forward with these personnel proposals.

Director's Report

On behalf of the Department, Mr. Libbey acknowledged and thanked Commissioner Judy Wilson for her many contributions, as a County Commissioner and Board of Health member, in making a positive and material difference in the health and well being of the people of Thurston County.

Health Officer's Report

There was no Health Officer’s Report.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.



Clerk of the Board of Health
Date: January 16, 2001 

KEVIN J. O'SULLIVAN, Commissioner

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