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Dennis Worsham appointed as Director of newly formed Health Department

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 16, 2022 – Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers today announced the appointment of Dennis Worsham as the first Director for Snohomish County’s Health Department. Since Mr. Worsham spent time early in his career at the Snohomish Health District (SHD), he will be returning to Snohomish County after an eventful career in […]

County Council unanimously approves Snohomish Health District integration

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., June 8, 2022 – The Snohomish County Council unanimously voted to integrate the Snohomish Health District (SHD) into the County during its General Legislative Session today. Some benefits of this integration include minimizing bureaucratic obstructions, streamlining permitting operations, and creating an overall unified effort in prioritizing public health. The integration process will […]

County to vote June 8 on Snohomish Health District integration

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EVERETT, Wash., June 1, 2022 – The Snohomish Health District Board of Health unanimously passed a resolution supporting integration of the Health District and Snohomish County during its meeting yesterday. The next step will be consideration of a motion by the Snohomish County Council on June 8, 2022, to formally begin the process of integration. […]

Health Board members weigh in on Thursday’s vote, one blames Fortney

Dr. Chris Spitters

This article is an update to “A new sheriff in town” article Board of Health members provided statements Health District alleges Dr. Spitters already had the authority the Board of Health voted to give him during the special meeting on May 21 Washington Coalition for Open Government is looking into possible Open Meetings Act violations […]

A new sheriff in town

Dr. Chris Spitters

By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff On Thursday, May 21, the Snohomish County Board of Health approved by a vote of 11 to 4 to give Snohomish County health officer, Dr. Christopher Spitters, the authority to pursue legal action against businesses that do not follow his COVID-19/health directives. This was a special meeting on […]

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