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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

County discusses health post


January 14, 2021

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners Monday discussed plans for the county’s public health director job and the interim position of Chris Skidmore.

A proposal from Gov. Jay Inslee may revamp health districts into one regional director with local offices for that director.

Because of that, Commissioner Art Swannack, suggested the county might hold back on a search for a permanent head of public health, since it is unclear how long this position may last.

Commissioner Michael Largent pointed out that the governor’s plan, if it goes through, would not go into effect until 2023.

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