FIRE DEPARTMENT SEEKS COMMISSIONER TO FILL VACANCY, Feb 6, 2020
South Whidbey Fire/EMS seeks a new fire commissioner to fill the position vacated by Adrienne Hawley.
To fill the vacancy, the current board of fire commissioners conducts a formal selection process with several required steps. First, anyone interested must submit a letter of interest to Fire Chief, H.L. “Rusty” Palmer no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21. The next step are interviews in a public meeting. Finally, the board of fire commissioners reviews the candidates’ qualifications and appoints the new commissioner in a public meeting. The new commissioner will serve until the 2021 general election.
The new fire commissioner, and any new candidates, must then run in the 2023 general election to serve a new 6-year term.
Individuals must meet the following minimum requirements to hold office:
- Be a U.S. Citizen.
- Be 18 years old or older.
- Be a registered voter residing in the District for at least 30 days.
- Have no felony convictions unless the individual has had his or her civil rights restored subsequent to the conviction. Conviction of anything less than a felon does not preclude an individual from holding public office.
- Have no contractual conflict of interest with the District, i.e. a contractual relationship with the District that exceeds $1,500 per month in compensation.