Sunset Empire Park and Recreation welcomed Susan Coddington to the board of directors last weekTuesday.
“Move on up to the table,” board director Jeremy Mills said at the livestream meeting.
Coddington replaces Rodney Roberts, who announced his resignation in February, leaving the Position 5 seat vacant.
Board members include Michael Hinton, John Chapman, Katharine Parker and chairman Jeremy Mills.
A Seaside resident, Coddington worked as a nurse from 1984 to 2019, providing nursing care to patients from newborn to geriatric age. As a wound care facilitator for Providence Seaside Hospital since 2005, Coddington was involved in patient and staff training and ongoing education regarding wound care.
Coddington completed clinical community emergency response team training in Seaside and received her amateur radio technician license last year. She is a member of the park and rec district budget committee. She applied for an open district seat in December.
“Su is going to be my No. 1 pick,” Chapman said in a discussion of the four candidates at the board’s April 14 work session. “As we come out of this coronavirus, she is one of those people as a nurse who has total patience and compassion about what’s going on for the future. We’re really going to have to adjust of how we look at stuff and how we look after people who use park and rec.”
Other applicants for the position interviewed included Justin Abbott, Celeste Bodner and Andy Klumper.