Skagit Fire District 14 Commissioner Position 2
6-year term; No salary. A Fire District is responsible for fire response and containment and for emergency medical services. The commission sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional fire chief and fire district personnel. One of commission's main duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any fire levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget, whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for district employees.
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Rosemary Ryan (NP)
Why did you decide to run for this position?
What are three major issues facing your fire district?
Of the three, which one is the most urgent?
What unique qualities do you bring to this job?
Town where you live
Experience (300 characters max)
Research on the ways in which individuals and their families cope with chronic illness.
I was asked to run for the position by local leaders.
●Staffing a rural volunteer fire department at a time when fewer persons are volunteering.
●Finding funding to replace aging equipment in the face of increasingly stringent standards.
Underlying both of these concerns is an inadequate tax base and the need to find other sources of revenue.
A Master's in Public Administration and decades of experience in planning and budgeting.
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