Healthcare District seeks new board president

Following the acceptance of board President Barbara Truitt’s resignation on Jan. 26, the Southern Humboldt Healthcare District has put a call out for her replacement.

SHCHD, a public agency, announced in a press release that, in accordance with the provisions of Government Code section 1780, the governing board intends to fill the vacancy by appointment.

Interested, qualified residents of the district are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume containing a statement of qualifications and other information which will assist the governing board in making a selection.

Letters, resumes, and any questions should be directed to SHCHD Board of Directors c/o Susan Gardner, 733 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542, 707-923-3921, ext. 276 or via email to

All such materials must be submitted and received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Minimum qualifications for membership on the governing board are set forth in California Health and Safety Code section 32100, requiring that each member shall be a registered voter residing in the district, as well as Government Code section 53227, which states that an employee may not be a member of the board unless he or she resigns.