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Richard Derby has been appointed interim chief executive officer of the Barton Health Care System, effective Aug. 7.

William Gordon is stepping down after 17 years at the post.

Derby has been Barton’s chief financial officer since 2000. The hospital’s board of directors is conducting a search for a permanent CEO.

“The governing board has full confidence in Dick’s ability to provide the stewardship required to bridge the gap between the completion of Bill’s successful tenure at Barton and the selection of his successor,” said board president Robert Chester.

Gordon says he is ready for the transition.

“I plan to take several months to relax, enjoy my family, play and explore options,” Gordon said.

He will be a consultant to Barton during the transition.

In late January, Gordon gave notice of his intention to retire at the completion of his current contract with Barton.

Free BMP and native plan workshops

The Tahoe Resource Conservation District will host a free workshop August 10 for residents that are interested in getting started with their BMPs or helping their neighbors do the same.

The workshop will be held Thursday, August 10 at 5 p.m. at 988 Goldtip Avenue off Lake Tahoe Boulevard. The workshop is will educate residents on the new do-it-yourself BMP packet.

Ordinances require that BMPs be implemented on all private properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Also, on August 11, the district will host a native plant workshop at Aspen Hollow Nursery on Emerald Bay road at 5 p.m. Participants will learn to identify native and invasive plants, and find out which plants are appropriate for BMPs.

For more information, call (530) 543-1501 ext. 109.


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