King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, right, nominated Bill Boyce, left, of Kent, to serve on the Harborview Board of Trustees for the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, right, nominated Bill Boyce, left, of Kent, to serve on the Harborview Board of Trustees for the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

Dunn nominates Kent’s Boyce to Harborview Board of Trustees

To serve on group that helps oversee Harborview Medical Center operations

King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn on Jan. 28 nominated Kent City Councilmember Bill Boyce to serve on the Harborview Board of Trustees as the representative for King County Council District 9.

In this role, Boyce would contribute to the oversight of operations and management of the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

“Councilmember Boyce was a clear choice for this nomination,” Dunn said in a news release. “With his many years of experience in operational leadership and financial oversight, as well as a decades-long commitment to serving his community, I can think of no one better suited for this important role.”

The Harborview Board of Trustees is made up of 13 members representing the nine council districts and four at-large members. The board works with the King County Council and executive to assure that high-quality care is made available to King County residents.

“I am honored to have been nominated to serve the residents of King County on the Harborview Board of Trustees,” Boyce said. “Harborview has an outstanding reputation for providing top-tier services for residents and visitors alike. I look forward to working with my colleagues, hospital administration and staff to ensure that legacy continues.”

Boyce will replace Lisa Jensen, who has served as the District 9 representative on the Harborview Board since 2008, including her role as past president of the board.

“I am extremely grateful for Lisa Jensen’s service to the Harborview Board and proud of what she has accomplished,” Dunn said. “Her work has helped Harborview Medical Center remain a national model for public health efforts.”

Owned by King County and operated by UW Medicine, Harborview is the county’s public health hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Along with serving the trauma needs of the people of the region, Harborview’s burn center is one the largest in the United States and has 97% survival rate when treating patients.

Boyce was first elected to the Kent City Council in 2011. He currently serves on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority Board. Before his time on the council, Boyce spent 16 years serving his community on the Kent School District Board, including four terms as president. In addition, he is a charter member and past president of the Kent Sunrise Rotary Club, and commissioner of the Criminal Justice Training Center for 13 years.

Boyce’s nomination to the Harborview Board is pending appointment by King County Executive Dow Constantine and confirmation by the King County Council.

Boyce lives with his wife Debbie live in the Meridian neighborhood of Kent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from City University, spent four years as an Army airborne ranger at what was then called Fort Lewis, and has worked 31 years for the Boeing Co., currently working as a 737 human resources leader.

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