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Marion County chief administrative officer joins Salem Health Board of Trustees

John Lattimer has accepted an appointment to the Salem Health Board of Trustees. Lattimer is the chief administrative officer and budget officer for Marion County. Previously, he served as Oregon’s legislative fiscal officer for ten years, Oregon state auditor for five years, and chief information officer for the State of Oregon for two years.

“We invited Mr. Lattimer to join the Salem Health Board of Trustees due to his record of service and his passion for the well-being of our community,” said Bob Wells, Salem Health Board chair. “His experience spans a variety of disciplines and he will provide valuable perspective.”

Lattimer looks forward to serving on the board, stating, “I am excited to be part of an organization that contributes to the health of our neighborhoods, schools and families in so many ways. Salem Health is a pillar of this community, and I’m looking forward to serving.”

Lattimer has served locally on a variety of appointed public boards and commissions including the Budget Advisory Team for the Salem-Keizer School District, the Public Commission on the Legislature, the Salem Task Force on Neighborhood Associations, the Salem Town Square Task Force and the Salem Blue Ribbon Task Force—Police Facility.  He chaired the Southwest Association of Neighbors, is a member of the Salem Downtown Rotary, Salem Chamber of Commerce, SEDCOR board, a member of the Local Government Personnel Institute board and a member of the Behavioral Care Network board and executive committee.

All members of the Salem Health Board of Trustees are volunteers and serve three-year teams. The board provides overall policy setting for the health system, and is ultimately responsible for the quality of care and the financial well-being of the organization. The Salem Health Board of Trustees appoints members from a variety of backgrounds to ensure a broad representation of experience and skills.

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