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Retain Dr. Lutz

Strong employees require strong leadership. From Colin Powell: “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.”

It seems clear Amelia Clark is no General Powell based on the backlash from her employees at her decision to ask for Dr. Bob Luts’z resignation. I’ve had the privilege to work with Dr. Lutz, and he is the most consummate professional and servant leader I’ve ever worked with: reasonable, articulate, approachable, and caring.

The response of his co-workers at SRHD for the despicable treatment displayed towards the true leader in Spokane during this health crisis is a testament to this. I don’t claim to know what led Clark to ask for his resignation, but all signs appear to point to her not being a strong enough leader to have an employee who is willing to do the right thing and pushes back. This is a reflection of her character and leadership capabilities and not Dr. Lutz’s.

I urge the Board of Health to consider her termination rather than Dr. Lutz’s as she has demonstrated a clear lack of leadership.

Carly Cortright



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