Election Filing Deadline Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the deadline for filing for special elections. Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Board will be filling 3 positions on May 21st. currently two candidates have filed for the open spots. Retired Fire Marshall, James Palisi, and former Florence Mayor Alan Burns. Burns, owner of Burns’ Riverside Chapel, says one of his reasons for running for the open position in addition to a willingness to serve is that he is not 100% convinced that the Intergovernmental Agreement and the creation of a 3rd entity is the best way to manage both Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue and Western Lane Ambulance. Burns’ says that people need to keep in mind that what looks good on paper may not be the best thing for the community. He also says that he understands that it is a very emotional subject for many and would like to be an integral part of the conversation as a member of the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Board. Interested parties have until 5pm tomorrow evening to file.
Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue board is not the only entity seeking to fill positions. Other seats that are available are board positions with the Port of Siuslaw and Western Lane Ambulance. The port has two seats and currently two filings. Craig Brandt, and Craig Zolezzi were appointed to fill the vacancies when the Port hired David Huntington as its port manager, and port commissioner Nancy Rickart resigned. They have both filed for the seats they currently hold. Western Lane Ambulance has two positions. Cindy Russell, current board member and John Murphey with Coast Insurance.
Lane County Elections has currently received 5 filings for four positions on the Siuslaw School Board. Guy Rosinbaum, Bob Sneddon, and Dennis King for positions 1,3 and 5 respectively and Bill McDougle and Dianna Pimlott for position 7. King, Sneddon, and Pimlott would be new additions to the board.
Jane Yecny has also filed for an open position on the Siuslaw Public Library Board.
PeaceHealth Names Chief Medical Officer
Peace Health’s Oregon network announced the appointment of a new medical leader. According to the Register Guard Andrea Halliday, a board certified neurosurgeon, will combine her current duties as chief clinical officer with a new position as chief medical officer. Halliday is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and was trained in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Halliday will be this month’s guest on Coast Radio’s Doc Talk.