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Peter Mayer chosen Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District

New #2 for local public health is a 16-year veteran of government administration

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.Clark County administrator Peter Mayer has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County’s local public health agency. Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of Snohomish Health District, announced today that Mayer will take up his new duties on July 9, 2012.

The Deputy Director serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Health District and assists the Health Officer with all aspects of District operations, including budget development and long-range planning.

“Peter Mayer offers our staff and county residents his experience in all aspects of administration, from financial planning and cost containment to contract negotiation and operational improvement,” said Dr. Goldbaum. “Peter’s work illustrates his commitment to develop effective and efficient strategies that strengthen communities. I am confident that Peter will apply all of his gifts and expertise in his new role as Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District.”

Mayer currently directs the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation in Vancouver, Wash. He has 16 years of management experience in government, including four years with the Skagit County Parks and Recreation Department (1996-2000), and six years with the City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department (2000-2006). Mayer also is past president of the Washington Recreation and Park Association (2006-2007).

Mayer was chosen from a field of 33 national applicants. The selection panel was comprised of Dr. Goldbaum, Clark County Public Health Department Director John Wiesman, Snohomish County Health Board member Patsy Cudaback (Monroe City Council), and Lynn Stokesbary from Prothman executive recruiting firm.  

Mayer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from Washington State University in 1991. He continued his studies there, earning a Master of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Administration in 1993.

He is an active member of several boards: Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission, Intertwine Alliance, and the Washington State Conservation and Recreation Funding Board.

Mayer fills the vacancy created by Jeff Clarke’s departure to head the Alderwood Water District.

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