Weatherford Democrat

February 5, 2014

Hospital district seeks persons interested in filling open seat


Weatherford Democrat

— By CHRSTIN COYNE

Those interested in serving on the Parker County Hospital District Board of Directors are encouraged to contact district CEO Randall Young or a current elected board member.

Young said he expects to present a list to the board during their upcoming February meeting of those who have expressed a desire to fill the newly vacant position resulting from the death of long-time Precinct 2 representative James Austin, who died suddenly Jan. 3.

The board is expected to appoint a representative for Precinct 2 to fill the vacancy through November 2016.

Residents of Precinct 2 who are at least 18 years old are eligible for the position. 

Those interested in the position can contact the district at (817) 341-2520.

Parker County residents have also lacked representation during meetings in recent months from Nolan Queen, who was elected to represent Parker County at-large.

After a director misses three meetings, the district sends a letter to the individual, Young said.

Though Queen has not attended a board meeting since April due to health issues, nothing in the board’s bylaws allows for the removal of a director for non-attendance.

Queen’s four-year term expires in November, according to Young.

A message left for Queen Monday afternoon seeking to obtain information on his plans regarding his position was not returned by close of business Tuesday.