Chelan County Fire District # 7 is seeking a new commissioner to replace Tom Peters who abruptly resigned several weeks ago. The following press release outlines the necessary steps to follow if you are interested in serving the community through the fire department.
232 E. Wapato, PO Box 1317 Chelan, WA 98816
PH: 509-682-4476, Fax: 509-682-3297
Date: March 22, 2018
To: For Immediate Release to the News Media.
For more information, contact Carol Kibler, Administrative Office Manager 509-682-4476.
“Chelan Fire and Rescue seeks applications for Board of Fire Commissioner Vacancy”
The recent resignation of a Board member from Positon 2 on the Board of Fire Commissioners has created a vacancy on the three-member Board. To fill the vacancy, the Board of Fire Commissioners is soliciting applications from individuals who would be interested in being appointed to fill the vacancy.
When a vacancy occurs on a Board of Fire Commissioners, State law provides that it can be filled by appointment of the Board. The chosen appointee then serves for the rest of the vacated Board members term. In this case, the term of the vacant seat lasts until November 26, 2019. The chosen appointee would be eligible to stand for election in November 2019.
The Board of Fire Commissioners is a non-partisan, part-time legislative body. Chelan Fire and Rescue was formed in 1926. Board meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month with some exceptions. There may be special meetings occasionally to attend during the month as well.
By State Law, the chosen candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a registered Washington State voter, and have resided within the fire district limits of Chelan Fire and Rescue for at least one year. The appointee also must be at least 18 years of age.
The appointed Commissioner would have the same level of duty and privilege as all other Commissioners. Chelan Fire and Rescue Commissioners are compensated $114.00 a meeting during the length of their service.
To be considered, applicants are asked to submit an application and a Declaration of Eligibility. A resume and a cover letter detailing the applicant’s previous and current involvement in the Chelan community.
Application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 6, 2018 to the Administrative Office Manager at 232 E Wapato Avenue, Chelan, Washington 98816. Applicant’s information will be forwarded to the Chelan County Elections Department for verification of eligibility before an application will be forwarded to the Board of Fire Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners will review all qualified applicants and an appointment will be made at the May 9, 2018 regular meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners. The selected appointee is anticipated to begin his/her term in May 9, 2018.
For further information, please contact Administrative Office Manager Carol Kibler at 509-682-4476.