These notes were taken by an Okanogan County Watch volunteer. Every attempt is made to be accurate. Notes are verbatim when possible, and otherwise summarized or paraphrased.
Note takers comments or clarifications are in italics. These notes are not the official county record of the meeting. For officially approved minutes, which are normally published at a later time, CLICK HERE.
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Summary of Important Discussions:
Okanogan and Chelan-Douglas counties will share a qualified epidemiologist
Financial future rosy until at least 2029 thanks to federal funds; they’ll cover Environmental Health Director’s post
Four Board members report on state-wide public health meeting: toxic algae, struggling Obstetric (OB) Services, opioid overdoses are biggest shared concerns; Okanogan Public Health District a model for other districts
Survey to assess past six years (disaster preparedness, Covid trauma…)
Three candidates applying for city Board of Health post