March 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
Mike Liepman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 360-814-2293, Julie Blazek, AIA, LEED AP, 360-336-2155
Julie Blazek appointed commissioner for Public Hospital District No. 1, Skagit Regional Health
MOUNT VERNON –
Skagit County resident Julie Blazek was appointed Monday, March 20, 2017 to fill the vacant position on the Public Hospital District No. 1, Skagit Regional Health Board of Commissioners.
Blazek’s appointment will take effect when she takes the oath of office at the opening of the next regular Board meeting set for 8 a.m., Friday, March 24 at Skagit Valley Hospital. Blazek will fill the vacancy on the board left by the January resignation of 20 year board member Stan Olson who has moved out of state.
Board members expressed appreciation to all five applicants for their high level of interest in Skagit Regional Health and for taking the time to participate in the selection process.
“Given this opportunity to fill a vacancy, the Board followed our process to make a selection based on the needs of the organization and the community,” said Board President Jim Hobbs.
“The Board’s decision to select Julie Blazek as commissioner is based on her unique skill set, keen interest in healthy communities, expertise in planning and design and a strong record of community service.”
Blazek is a partner in HKP Architects based in Mount Vernon. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning and earned a Design Firm Leadership and Management Certificate from the University of Washington.
“I am honored and feel privileged to serve on the Board and I look forward to the opportunity to help guide the hospitals and clinics,” Blazek said. “With the myriad of challenges facing health care, I am interested in working to keep access to quality care available to our entire community.”
Blazek is a board member and the immediate past president of the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County and has served with many local organizations including Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, Skagit Women’s Alliance Network and the City of Mount Vernon Mainstreet design committee.