Jan. 18 deadline to apply for FD1 Commissioner vacancy

Jan 10, 2013

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is accepting applications through Jan. 18 from residents interested in filling a vacancy on the district’s governing Board of Commissioners.

The vacancy was created at the end of the year when Millie Judge stepped down as commissioner to take office as a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge.

The Fire District 1Board plans to interview candidates and make appoint a new commissioner in February.

The appointee will have to run for election in the fall to retain the seat and serve the two years remaining in Judge's six-year term.

The five-member Board of Commissioners defines the long-term vision for Fire District 1. Responsibilities include:

·  Determining levels of service and establishing goals.

·  Determining type and level of funding and tax levies.

·  Approving budgets.

·  Establishing policies and approving operational procedures.

·  Employing key personnel and supervising the fire chief.

·  Guiding strategic planning.

·  Representing Fire District 1 to the public.

 

Commissioners attend regular board meetings two nights a month and serve on internal and external committees.

They represent Fire District 1 at community events, fire service activities and other functions.

Fire District 1 Commissioners also participate in state and county associations to address issues that affect fire and emergency services.

Candidates must be registered voters and live within the boundaries of Fire District 1 in unincorporated south Snohomish County (south and east of Everett, north of Edmonds and north and east of Lynnwood including the neighborhoods of Eastmont, Hilton Lake, Pioneer Trails, Seattle Hill, Silver Firs north of 148th St. SE, Martha Lake, Lake Stickney, Lake Serene, Picnic Point, Norma Beach, Esperance, Hilltop and Mariner.)

Interested candidates are asked to submit an application (available at www.firedistrict1.org) and a letter of interest by Jan. 18 to Marsha Moore, Executive Assistant to the Board of Commissioners, Snohomish County Fire District 1 Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S., Everett WA 98208.

For more information, contact Moore, (425) 551-1200, mmoore@firedistrict1.org.

 

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