HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION MONITORING GROUP SEEKING THREE ADDITIONAL MEMBERS

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June 16, 2012 (La Mesa)--The volunteer citizens group monitoring construction improvement projects at Grossmont Hospital is looking for three additional members. The openings are due to one existing vacancy and two other members’ terms of service expiring June 30.

The Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC) monitors the expenditures of voter-approved bond proceeds that are providing financing for a number of capital improvement construction projects at the hospital in La Mesa. Its members are East County residents with experience in project management, construction operations, finance and healthcare industries.

The 11-member ICBOC group has been meeting since 2006, when voters approved Proposition “G,” a $247 million bond ballot measure. The bond-financed construction at the hospital began in 2007, and is scheduled to continue over the next few years.

The ICBOC is seeking three additional volunteer members who live within the District boundaries with specific career experience, including:
 
A project management background, either a chief executive officer, or a person with similar senior-level, decision-making experience, or someone who has worked with a major private sector employer with demonstrated experience in leading a large organization.
 
Large-scale construction experience, including a professional with demonstrated experience of 10 years or more in the management of large-scale construction projects.
 
An “at large” member with no specific experience required but whose professional background would benefit the ICBOC in carrying out its duties.
 
Interested volunteers can obtain an application at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, by phoning (619) 825-5050, or via e-mail at info@grossmonthealthcare.org.
 
ICBOC members serve for no more than two consecutive two-year terms. According to the group’s bylaws, ICBOC members are involved with representing, advocating and promoting the interests of District taxpayers. In addition, the ICBOC is charged with informing the public concerning the District’s expenditure of bond proceeds to ensure they are utilized for the expansion, improvement, acquisition and construction of medical-related facilities, as specified in Prop. G.
 
The full ICBOC Committee meets quarterly, while sub-committees meet a various times, as needed. Recent ICBOC activities can be reviewed at http://icboc.gafcon.net. Also available on the on the website are minutes from previous Committee meetings, meeting agendas, bylaws, annual workplans, reports, memos and presentations.
 
ICBOC members are appointed by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors. GHD, a taxpayer-supported public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego's East County region, is managing the construction activity at the hospital. GHD serves as landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County.