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Board Member Biography
Herb Hirst
Herb Hirst
Mr. Hirst is retired and previously served as the public member of the Environmental Health Registration Board before serving in the same capacity for the Board of Cosmetology.
He has extensive public service experience, as Business Administrator for the Oregon State Police from 1995-98 and Assistant Administrator for Administrative Services, Health Division, Department of Human Resources, 1990-95, among other positions with the State of Oregon since 1970.
He is currently serving his fifth term on the North Plains City Council, as President, and is on the Washington County Fair Board, Metropolitan Area Communications Commission, and the Washington County Planning Commission.
Mr. Hirst retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army after 35 years of active and reserve service, which included management coursework at Harvard, Michigan and Texas universities, National War College, Ft. Leavenworth and the Department of State.
"Consumer protection coupled with good business practices and accurate licensing are prominent in my mind," says Mr. Hirst.