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Lewis County Public Health Director JP Anderson to Resign

After three years as the director of Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS), JP Anderson is leaving for a position as the CEO of CHOICE Regional Health Network in Olympia.

Anderson has worked in Lewis County for over 16 years, he said on Facebook this week.

“As many of you have probably heard me say, this is my dream job, even on its hardest days. To all the people who have supported me and our team at LCPHSS over the past three years, I cannot express my gratitude enough,” he said.

CHOICE includes the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) which is the Accountable Community of Health (ACH) for Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz and Pacific counties.

Anderson worked for the Lewis County Jail, Superior Court, Cascade Mental Health and at LCPHSS, saying the community welcomed him at all those positions, nurturing him and preparing him for the next challenge.

Debbie Campbell, former director of United Way of Lewis County, said to Anderson on Facebook: “You are a rockstar and you deserve the recognition and this new position because you are amazing, but you will be so missed. Thanks for changing lives in Lewis County.”

Death Notices: May 19, 2022

• LAURA LEE GUSTAFSON OLSON, 88, Centralia, died May 13 at her residence. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives of Washington.

• MARY A. ROSENBAUM, 83, Chehalis, died May 16 at her residence. Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home.

Lewis County Commissioners Seek Volunteer for Public Facilities District Board

The Board of Lewis County Commissioners is looking for someone who would be willing to volunteer as the representative for District 1 on the Lewis County Public Facilities District (PFD) Board of Directors.

District 1 includes a large portion of northwestern Lewis County, including Centralia.

The PFD consists of five voting members and one non-voting member. The board meets at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Chehalis.

The individual selected for the position would serve through August 2026.

Applications are due by 3 p.m. Thursday, June 9.

If interested, applicants should submit their application and a letter of interest to the clerk of the Board of County Commissioners in one of the following three ways:

• By mail at 351 NW North St., Chehalis, WA 98532

• By email at committees@lewiscountywa.gov (Include PFD in the subject line)

• In person at the commissioners’ office in Room 210 of the Lewis County Courthouse at 351 NW North St. in Chehalis.

Applications are available online at https://lewiscountywa.gov/offices/commissioners/bocc-news/commissioners-seek-volunteer-to-represent-district-1-on-pfd/.

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