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G.F. Fire is accepting applications to fill a vacant Commissioner position


May 7, 2012

Snohomish County Fire District 17 has a vacant Fire Commissioner position that will be filled by appointment by the remaining board members. The appointed member will serve until the November 2013 General Election at which time the seat will be up for election for the remaining two years of a six year term.

Applicants must be 18 years old, be a registered voter and reside within the fire district boundaries.

The Board of Fire Commissioners is a three member governing body that is responsible for making legislative decisions for the fire district and providing oversight of the administrative operations. Other responsibilities include adopting budgets and policies, negotiating and executing all necessary contracts, conducting business affairs with neighboring districts as well as performing other acts to carry out the goals and mission of Fire District 17.

The member appointed to the position will be required to attend monthly meetings, workshops and other special meetings/events as needed.

Interested persons must submit a letter of interest by 2 p.m. May 23 to Fire Chief Jim Haverfield, P. O. Box 1049, Granite Falls, WA 98252 or in person at 116 S. Granite Avenue, Granite Falls. The Board will select a qualified candidate subsequent to May 23 and may schedule interviews at an open public meeting prior to making a selection.

For questions or additional information please contact Chief Haverfield at 360-691-5553.


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