Guy Tunnell Can't Serve On Bay Health Foundation Board

BAY COUNTY-- It appears Bay County Commissioner Guy Tunnell will not fill a vacancy on the Bay Health Foundation Board.

During their Tuesday morning meeting, County Commissioner George Gainer surprised everyone, saying he was resigning from the position after only 8 months of service.

He then nominated Tunnell to fill the spot and the rest of the commission voted 4-to-1 to appoint Tunnell, over his objections.

So Tunnell asked County Attorney Terrell Arline for a legal opinion.

Today Arline informed commissioners the position isn't theirs to give.

He says Bay Health Foundation Board members will have to nominate a candidate, then the commission will have to approve the appointment.

So it appears Tunnell is off-the-hook.