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Morongo Basin Healthcare District is pleased to announce the appointment of Supinda Sirihekaphong to the seat vacated by Dale Mondary in December. Director Sirihekaphong was appointed at a special meeting convened on January 20, 2022. Three candidates applied for consideration. She will fulfill the term office which expires December 31, 2022.

As a public agency, Morongo Basin Healthcare District provides access to essential health services while remaining accountable to the residents of the Morongo Basin. Community representation is provided by five elected representatives who are registered voters residing within the District's geographic boundaries.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists on the Board of Directors of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, effective December 2, 2021.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 1780, the Board of Directors intends to fill the vacancy at a special meeting on January 20, 2022, 6:00 p.m. at District offices located at 6530 La Contenta Road, Yucca Valley CA 92284. The Board of Directors may select any duly qualified person within its discretion.

CLICK HERE to view the official Notice of Vacancy.

LETTER OF INTEREST AND QUALIFICATIONS: To apply for appointment to the Board of Directors, provide a letter stating the interest and qualifications of the applicant.

  • Include contact information (phone and email address);
  • Confirm in writing that you are a registered voter in San Bernardino County;
  • List your primary residence address within the healthcare District's boundaries;
  • Include past experience as a community board or committee member (business, civic, community, fraternal, political, professional, recreational, religious, and social); please include contact information for those entities to allow us to confirm your participation;
  • Include three personal references.
  • Include a Fair Political Practices Act Disclosure Statement in accordance with the provisions of that Act and the implementing regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. The form may be found at FPPC.CA.GOV.

The Letter of Interest and Qualifications (letter and FPPC form) must be received by the Board Clerk no later than Tuesday, January 11, 4:30 p.m., 2022 in order to be considered for appointment to the vacant seat. The letter and form may be submitted electronically to kgraley@MBHDistrict.org or physically mailed or dropped off to the District offices at 6530 La Contenta Road, suite 100, Yucca Valley CA 92284.

Questions regarding the application or process for filling the vacant seat may be directed to Karen Graley, Board Clerk by email or by calling 760-820-9229.


Applicants must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District and be prepared to serve as a director until the next general election and thereafter until the person elected at that election has been qualified.

Applicants for the vacant board seat will be publically interviewed by the seated board in a special meeting on Monday, June 29 at 6 p.m. At that meeting, the board will invite each candidate to the podium to answer questions relative to the appointment of the vacant seat.

The appointment to the vacant board seat will be announced at that special meeting on June 29.


  • Currently, the Board of Directors meet the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.; additionally, a special meeting convenes quarterly.
  • The District's mission is to improve the health and wellness of the communities we serve.
  • Our vision is a healthy Morongo Basin.
  • The Board of Director's bylaws are available for viewing at MBHDbylaws
  • Minutes of the Board of Directors meetings are available for viewing at Meetings and Minutes.
  • The District commissioned a community health needs assessment in 2017 by University of Southern California, Sole Price School of Public Policy that was updated in 2020. Both documents are available for viewing here Community Health Needs Assessment


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