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Campbell County Health Board of Trustees Release regarding Trustee Removal

Campbell County Health Board of Trustees Release regarding Trustee Removal

GILLETTE, WY – The Board of Trustees of the Campbell County Hospital District has chosen to inform the public regarding former Trustee George Dunlap’s removal from the Board and subsequent appeal from the Board’s Final Determination on Trustee’s Ethical Violations leading to Mr. Dunlap’s removal from the Board. The Campbell County Health Board of Trustees received Former Trustee Mr. Dunlap’s Brief on October 26, 2018.

The Board of Trustees feels it is appropriate to advise the public of the status of the ongoing litigation.

On July 2, 2018, Former Trustee George Dunlap petitioned for judicial review of the administrative action stemming from the Campbell County Hospital District Board of Trustees contested case hearing in which a final determination was to remove Trustee Dunlap from the Board. Mr. Dunlap was removed from the Board for conspiring with opposing counsel in an ongoing litigation against Campbell County Hospital District, in which he disclosed confidential information that was discussed during executive session. It was determined Mr. Dunlap’s disclosures were a direct violation of Wyoming Statute 9-13-105 of the Government Ethics and Disclosure Act. Additionally, these actions constituted a violation of Mr. Dunlap’s acknowledgement of fiduciary duties and confidentiality of board members of Campbell County Hospital District. Mr. Dunlap’s actions further violate the Campbell County Hospital District Board’s Conduct and Ethics governing policies and procedures and are a violation of the Conflict of Interest Policy.

Former Trustee Dunlap’s decision to appeal the Board’s Final Determination on Trustee’s Ethical Violations has required the Board to incur further legal expenses in defending the appeal. Former Trustee Dunlap has further requested the District Court of Campbell County to remand the case back to the Campbell County Hospital District administrative process, all of which would require additional costs and will become moot pending the outcome of the election on November 6, 2018.