Spot opens on Grand River board
RIFLE – The Grand River Hospital District board of directors has an opening for a board member. Dr. Bruce Richards resigned from the board at the July 20 meeting.The board has 60 days to appoint someone to fill the vacancy. The seat will be up for public election in May 2006, when Richards’ term would have ended.The GRHD board oversees the operations of the Grand River Hospital District, a special tax district that governs the Grand River Medical Center, the E. Dene Moore Care Center, both in Rifle, and the Battlement Mesa Medical Center, which is a clinic in Parachute. Dr. Richards served as the chairman of the board bylaws revision committee.The board approved the revised bylaws at its last meeting, said Bruce Mills, the president of the hospital board.”That was (Dr. Richards’) project,” Mills said. “He stuck it out and got the bylaws done. We really appreciated that.”Richards was first elected in 2000 and re-elected 2002.”There was no animosity at all,” Mills said. “He just wanted to retire.”Richards could not be reached for comment.There are seven members of the hospital board. Mills said he has heard from some people who seem interested, and he plans to contact some of the top vote-getters from the last election when 12 people ran for the four open positions.The spot on the board is unpaid. Applicants must be residents and registered voters in the district.Mills plans to advertise the position. If the board does not appoint a new member within 60 days, Garfield County can appoint someone.Applicants should submit a letter of interest to Michael Raymond, the GRHD interim CEO, by 5 p.m. Aug. 23.Contact Amanda Holt Miller: 625-3245, ext. email@example.com
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