Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Public Hospital District #2 have a new Commissioner prior to filing week.
The hospital district announced that after interviewing five candidates for an open seat on their board, they have selected Chris Thomas of Montesano to fill the roll.
The seat was left vacant following the recent retirement of MaryAnn Welch.
Thomas, former Grays Harbor County Auditor, comes to the board with a background in finance.
Thomas will be officially sworn in today and his seat will be on the General Election ballot in November. Any eligible voter in his district will be eligible to file for the position in May and run for the office.