County Health Officer Dr. Diana Yu Says Farewell After 23 Years
The Thurston County Board of Health and special guests today honored the career achievements of Dr. Diana Yu as her 23 years as Thurston County’s top health official draws to a close. Dr. Yu’s last day as the Thurston County Health Officer will be December 2, and today was her final Board of Health meeting.
“As long as I've been a public health worker in this community, and then as County Commissioner, Dr. Diana Yu has been the face of public health in Thurston County. It’s hard to imagine public health in Thurston County without her,” said Board of Health Chair Karen Valenzuela. “I appreciate everything you have done for our community these last 23 years. Thank you so much for your service.”
“It has been my absolute honor and pleasure to serve for so many years the community that is my home,” said Dr. Yu. “Being a public health official was not just a job for me, it is my passion. Keeping others healthy will continue to be a passion for Citizen Yu.”