Pressure Intensifies on County to Remove Health Board Member

Pressure is intensifying on county officials to remove Dr. Annie Bukacek from the Flathead City-County Board of Health after she defied state and local policies surrounding the coronavirus outbreak and spread misinformation.

According to a letter from city leaders in Whitefish, Bukacek’s recent actions “rise to the level of malfeasance, violate the public trust and cannot be tolerated.”

The April 27 letter to the Flathead County Board of Commissioners was signed by Whitefish Mayor John Muhlfeld and all six members of city council. It is the latest call for her removal from the health board following controversy over her remarks and actions surrounding state and local measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.