Serve Your Community as a Commissioner

Fire District 1 is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Millie Judge stepped down from the board at the end of 2012 to take office as Snohomish County Superior Court Judge. The Board of Commissioners will appoint someone to fill the vacancy. The candidate appointed to fill the vacancy will have to stand election in the fall to retain the seat and serve the two years remaining in Judge's six-year term.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 18, 2013. The Board of Commissioners plans to interview candidates and make a selection to fill the vacancy in February.

Duties of a Fire Commissioner
Fire District 1 is governed by a board of five elected commissioners. Commissioners define the long-term vision for the fire district and adopt policies to be implemented by staff. The Board of Commissioners is responsible for:
  • 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.

Commissioners are compensated $104 per meeting, but cannot be compensated for more than one meeting a day. This amount is set by state law. State law also limits commissioner compensation to no more than $9,984 per year.

Who can apply?
Any registered voter who lives within the boundaries of Fire District 1 in unincorporated south Snohomish County can apply. You can verify your Fire District 1 residency by checking voter registration information at the Secretary of State website. Login, click the "my districts and elected officials" tab on the left side of the page and check to make sure Fire District 1 is on your list of LOCAL governments.

How to apply
Submit a completed application and letter of interest by mail, email  or fax to:
Marsha Moore,  Executive Assistant to the Board of Commissioners
Snohomish County Fire District 1
12425 Meridian Ave. S
Everett WA 98208
Fax: (425) 551-1234

Deadline is January 18, 2013 at 5 p.m.

The Board of Commissioners plans to interview candidates on Feb. 5, 2013 prior to making an appointment to fill the vacancy.

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Marsha Moore
Executive Assistant to
the Board of Commissioners
(425) 551-1233