South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue is governed by a board of seven elected commissioners. Currently, the SSCFR Board of Commissioners consists of two appointed Lynnwood City Council members and five Fire District 1 Commissioners.

After a transition period, voters of South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue will elect a board of seven members. Five commissioners will be elected by districts of roughly equal population. Two of those districts will include territory of the City of Lynnwood. The remaining two commissioner positions will be elected “at-large,” by all voters of SSCFR.

Elections for the five districted positions will occur in 2019. Elections for the “at-large” positions will occur in 2021.

Commissioners are responsible for defining the agency's long-term vision and for adopting the budget and policies to be implemented by administrative staff. 

South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue
Board of Commissioners

Commissioner Jim Kenny

Jim Kenny, Chair

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12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett WA 98208
(425) 232-2236

Commissioner Kenny is chair of the board and previously served five years as chair of the Fire District 1 board. Commissioner Kenny is the past president of the Snohomish and Island County Fire Commissioners Association and has served on the board of the Washington Fire Commissioners Association. He was first appointed, and then elected, as a Fire District 1 commissioner in 2003.

Commissioner Kenny lives in the Silver Firs neighborhood with his wife and two children. He works as a prosecutor for the City of Seattle.

Commissioner Ben GoodwinBenjamin Goodwin
Vice Chair

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12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett WA 98208
(425) 551-1200

Commissioner Goodwin is the Lynnwood City Council president. He was appointed by the council to serve on the South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners in 2017.

As a City Council member, Commissioner Goodwin has served on the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Commission; the Historical Commission; Snohomish County Tomorrow; the Regional Fire Authority; Citizens Patrol; the Affordable Housing Commission; and Snohomish County Health District.

Commissioner M Christopher BoyerRev. M. Christopher Boyer

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12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett WA 98208
(425) 551-1200

Rev. M. Christopher Boyer was initially appointed to Lynnwood City Council in December of 2012 and was elected to the position in 2013. He was appointed by the council to serve on the South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Board in 2017.

As a City Council member, he serves as council liaison to Community Transit and as chair of the Finance Committee and co-chair of the Mayor’s Taskforce on Police Relations with Communities of Color.  Previously, he has been Council President, chair of the Homelessness Task Group, and liaison to the Arts Commission and to the Neighborhoods and Demographic Diversity Commission.  Rev. Boyer became Pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Lynnwood in 2005, following a 27 year career in professional and academic theatre as an actor, director, technician, administrator and educator. He is an alumnus of Rice University and of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

David Chan 

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12425 Meridian Ave. S. 
Everett WA 98208
(425) 551-1200

David Chan was elected to the Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners in 2005. Commissioner Chan was reelected in 2011 and is now serving his second six-year term. Commissioner Chan has focused on financial stability, technological efficiency, organizational structure, allocation of resources, and regionalization of fire and emergency medical services to reduce duplication of overhead costs borne by different cities.

Commissioner Chan served as Fire District 1 Board Chair from 2011-2014, working with other commissioners and staff to achieve long-term financial stability, while continuing to provide the same level of outstanding service to residents..

Commissioner Chan is a consultant specializing in business turn-around. He started his career as a certified public accountant with international accounting firms. Chan graduated from the University of Oregon and received an MBA from the California State University at Hayward. He has served as a board member of many non-profit organizations including the Everett Rotary Club, Snohomish County YMCA, and Snohomish County Camp Fire.

Commissioner Jim McGaugheyJim McGaughey

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12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett WA 98208
(425) 551-1200

Jim McGaughey is chair of the Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners. He served on the planning committee for the Regional Fire Authority. Commissioner McGaughey took office as a Fire District 1 commissioner on Dec. 3, 2013. He is a retired deputy fire chief with 27 years of fire service experience.

Commissioner Bob Meador

Bob Meador

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17313 7th Ave. W.
Mill Creek WA 98012
(425) 218-3216

Commissioner Meador was first elected to the Fire District 1 Board in 1987, and left in 1991 to take the position of Fire Chief for the City of Lynnwood. He was reelected to the Fire District 1 Board in 2008. During his tenure, he has served as Board Chair and Vice-Chair and participated in numerous committees. He served on the planning committee for the Regional Fire Authority.

Commissioner Meador retired after serving 30 years in the fire service. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, Everett Community College and Edmonds Community College.   He has been active in youth sports, heritage groups, genealogical study groups, homeowners association and a local credit union.

As a Commissioner,  Meador has promoted Fire District 1’s role in achieving regionalization of services. He has also worked hard to achieve long-term financial stability for the citizens we serve.

Richard Schrock

Richard T. Schrock 

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12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett WA 98208
(206) 300-5349

Elected to the Fire District 1 Board in 2011, Commissioner Schrock has been actively involved in intergovernmental relations, legislative issues and internal and external communications initiatives, and strategic planning, developing plans to meet future growth in the demand for service. He served on the Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee.

Commissioner Schrock’s 30-year career in communications and public relations includes work with businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. From 1981-85, he served as Director of Washington State’s Commerce and Economic Development Department where he helped develop then-fledgling sectors of advanced technology manufacturing, software development and biotechnology. He negotiated numerous international state trade agreements and created a national advertising campaign promoting Washington as a major tourist destination. He consulted with the Seattle School District and with the state DNR on wildfire prevention and assisted fire districts in King and Kitsap counties with their communications needs.

Commissioner Schrock resides in the Lake Stickney area where he is active with community groups working to preserve the lake’s natural environment and restore fish and wildlife habitat in the North Swamp Creek watershed.