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Fire District 28 process begins to fill vacant fire commissioner position

King County Fire District (KCFD) No. 28, which provides service to the city of Enumclaw and the surrounding plateau, has a vacancy on its three- member Board of Fire Commissioners.

To fill this vacant position, Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn will convene a five member Citizen Advisory Panel to review applications of potential candidates.

Councilmember Dunn’s office will accept applications through Wednesday, November 27, at 4:00 p.m. To apply, please submit a Letter of Interest and a one-page resume to Reagan.Dunn@kingcounty.gov.

The materials requested for this process mirror the selection process KCFD #28 undertook in July of this year, so those applications from July will be automatically considered by the panel, should the applicant wish to be considered again.

The panel will thoroughly vet and review the candidates and will forward up to three qualified candidates to Councilmember Dunn who in turn will bring these names forward to the County Council. The Council will vote on filling the vacancy at its December 9 Council meeting.

As this vacancy will be filled by appointment, the appointee will serve until the results of the November 2015 election have been certified. An appointee who wishes to continue serving beyond that date will need to file and run for election to the position in the November 2015 election.

You must be a registered voter residing within the boundaries of the District to serve as a commissioner.

The KCFD #28 Board of Commissioners are responsible for governing the operations of the fire district. The board will generally be responsible for the following areas: determining levels of service and establishing goals, determining type and level of funding, approving budgets, tax levies, establishing policies and approving operational procedures, employing key personnel and supervising the fire chief, guiding strategic planning and representing the district to the public.

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