Each of the seven health districts in the state of Idaho are governed by a District Board of Health which is vested with the "authority, control and supervision of the district health department" as set forth in Idaho Code. The Southeastern District Health Department Board of Health consists of eight voting members, one from each of the counties we serve. Board members are appointed to a 5-year term by their respective Board of County Commissioners, and must be confirmed by a majority vote of all the county commissioners of all the counties located within the health district. Per Idaho Code 39-414, the Board of Health has the authority to "administer and enforce all state and district health laws, regulations, and standards", and "To do all things required for the preservation and protection of the public health". The Board appoints a District Director to administer the day-to-day activities of the District, as well as carrying out the policies and directives of the Board.
Mr. Manwaring is currently serving a second term as Bannock County Commissioner. He retired from the Bannock County Sheriff's Office prior to running for public office. During his career he worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, Patrolman, Juvenile Officer, Child Protection Investigator and Detective. He has also spent more than 20 years working as a POST certified instructor, teaching about Drugs, Addiction and Violence. He continues to teach for Idaho State University Law Enforcement program.
Mr. Rasmussen is currently serving a fourth term as Bear Lake County Commissioner. He is an Idaho native born and raised in the wonderful state of Idaho. He has been employed by Rocky Mountain Power for the past 35 years and currently is the director of operations for Idaho and Northern Utah. He is the chairman of the Bear Lake Regional commission. He is active in his church and has served in various Boy Scout positions in the church, District and on the Council. He was an EMT for 14 years, helped organized the Bear Lake water rescue team and currently serves as a member of the Bear Lake County Search and Rescue. He was the first president of the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier.
Mr. Harrington served as Bingham County Commissioner from District #2, representing the city of Blackfoot, from January 2009 thru January 2011. He also served on the Region VI Mental Health Board, and served on the Board of Directors for the 3-B Juvenile Detention Center in Idaho Falls. Active in his community and church, he has served as a scoutmaster for over 25 years. A private business man, he and his wife own Teton Stage Lines Charters & Tours, and Teton Stage Lines School Bus Division which provides daily school bus transportation to 4 separate school systems in Idaho Falls & Blackfoot.
Mrs. Collins has lived in the Lost River Valley most of her life, and has worked at the Lost Rivers Medical Center since 1993 as a Medical Technologist and x-ray technician. She managed the x-ray department until the two departments were separated, and has been the manager of the laboratory since 2003. In 2009, she began managing the x-ray department again. She has been an Advanced EMT since 1991, and a member of the National Ski Patrol since 1992. She currently serves as a member of the Butte County LEPC and the Southeastern District Regional Planning group for hospital emergency preparedness since 2005.
Mr. Christensen is currently serving as a Caribou County Commissioner. He has served in this capacity since 2009. Prior to serving as a Commissioner, he worked for Caribou City Road and Bridge for 26 years as an Equipment Operation and Assistant Supervisor. In addition to his work as a Commissioner, he also operates a local farm.
Mr. Workman is currently serving his second term as Franklin County Commissioner. He served on the Franklin County Medical Center board as commissioner for two years. He was recently appointed to the ICRMP board for district 5. He lives in the home where he was born and owns and operates the dairy farm. He has added to the family farm and has been farming for 31 years.
Mr. Bush served as Oneida County Commissioner from 1989-2005, and as State President of the Idaho Association of Commissioners & Clerks from 1997 to 2000. He was a Co-Founder of the Oneida Education Foundation and served as a board member from 1982 - 1991. He is currently a board member of the Oneida County Fair Board and the Oneida County Farm Bureau, serves as Board Chairman of the Malad Valley Theater Guild, and is a member of the Idaho State Legislative Committee. In March of 2003, he was inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Mr. Estep is a former Power County Commissioner, and served on several boards during that time, including: Landfill, Emergency Services, Ambulance, and Tribal Relations. He is currently the President of the Power County Historical Society. He serves on the Resource Advisory Council Board for the Bureau of Land Management of Eastern Idaho, and is a board member on the Power County Development Authority. Mr. Estep also has a farm and ranch in Arbon Valley.