Tom Frick, Commissioner

Tom Frick has served on the board since 1991. He is a past president of the board, serving from January 2000 to January 2007 and again from January 2012 to December 2013. He previously held the position of secretary of the board from April 2010 to December 2011. Frick grew up and still lives in the northeast corner of the district, 11 miles south of Marlin and midway between Moses Lake and Odessa. He has farmed there since 1984, raising dry-land and irrigated wheat and barley.

Before he began to farm, Frick earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington in 1974 and a master of science degree in engineering mechanics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975. From 1975 to 1984, he worked as an engineering analyst at the Applied Physics Laboratory of John Hopkins University.

Frick is a member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, attends Salem Lutheran Church in Marlin and is a volunteer for Grant County Fire District No. 5.

As a board member, Frick serves on the finance and joint conference committees, ad hoc. He is also a past member of the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Governance Committee and is a volunteer for the WSHA Targeted Advocacy Campaign. Frick has special interests in hospital district law, district accountability to its patrons and taxpayers, and emergency medical services for the rural areas of the district.


Samaritan Hospital
801 E. Wheeler Road
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Samaritan Clinic
1550 S. Pioneer Way
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Samaritan Clinic on Patton
8420 Aspi Blvd.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

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