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Regarding Transparency:

“In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards, and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.

The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.”

- League of California Cities, Open & Public IV: A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act, July 2010

BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANT SEAT

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.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists on the Board of Directors of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, effective September 1, 2022.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 1780, the Board of Directors intends to fill the vacancy at a special meeting, on October 17, 2022, 6:00 p.m. at District offices located at 6530 La Contenta Road #400, 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);
  • State 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/or 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 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 by 2:00 p.m. 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 200, 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 extension 1901.

APPOINTMENT TO THE VACANT SEAT:

Applicants must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District and be prepared to serve the remainder of the term, December 31, 2024.

Applicants for the vacant board seat will be publically interviewed by the seated board in a special meeting on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6 p.m. At that meeting, the board will invite each candidate 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 October 17.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

  • Currently, the Board of Directors meet the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.; additionally, special meetings may be convened by the Board.
  • 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