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West Valley Fire District Position 5

Special districts in Oregon are formed to govern specific resources. Examples are people’s utility districts, library districts, sewer districts, irrigation districts, ports and cemetery districts. Some districts get revenue only from taxes. Others, such as water districts, get revenue from ratepayers. Others may combine the two sources. Each district is governed by a board of directors which is responsible for the operation of the district and its financial accountability. ( https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/198.010 ) Qualifications: Candidate must be a registered voter or an landowner in the district. If the district has a supporting ordinance, employees of the district are not eligible. ORS 478.050Salary: A member of the governing body of a district may receive an amount not to exceed $50 for each day or portion thereof as compensation for services performed as a member of the governing body. Such compensation shall not be deemed lucrative. The governing body may provide for reimbursement of a member for actual and reasonable traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred by a member in performing official duties. [1971 c.403 §2; 1983 c.327 §2; 1983 c.740 §53a; 1989 c.517 §1; 1995 c.79 §74] In event of Vacancy: Except as otherwise provided by law, a vacancy in an elected office in the membership of the governing body of a district shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining members of the governing body. If a majority of the membership of the governing body is vacant or if a majority cannot agree, the vacancies shall be filled promptly by the county court of the county in which the administrative office of the district is located. [ORS 198.320]

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  • V Mark Havel
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    Richard Schumann
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  • Roy Whitman
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Biographical Information

How would you improve communication with the communities you serve, involving them in decision making, keeping them informed of district activities, and increasing fire awareness?

What experiences or skills do you have that will contribute to your service as a board member?

What innovative approaches to expand community fire safety programs would you support?

¿Qué experiencias o destrezas tiene usted que contribuyan a su trabajo como miembro de la junta?

[Sólo para los departamentos voluntarios de incendios] ¿Qué propondría usted para mejorar el reclutamiento y la capacitación de bomberos voluntarios? ¿Cuáles son las prioridades en un presupuesto limitado para equipos, vehículos y capacitación?

¿Qué enfoques innovadores apoyaría usted para ampliar los programas comunitarios de prevención de incendios?

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Campaign Phone (public) (503) 871-4935
Your Experience/Qualificatons Currently retired from thirty years in commercial construction. During the thirty years, also was a licensed realtor for nineteen years. Self employed in concrete construction for eight years. Worked with all levels of government, from city to federal, obtaining permits and complying with codes throughout the thirty-eight years of construction employment.
County Polk
Would like to have a "town hall" type meeting at least once a quarter. The WVFD board would be available for the community to ask questions. Will furnish my personal phone number so that the community may contact me.
Currently retired from thirty years in commercial construction. During the thirty years, also was a licensed realtor for nineteen years. Self employed in concrete construction for eight years. Worked with all levels of government, from city to federal, obtaining permits and complying with codes throughout the thirty-eight years of construction employment. I was a member of the Methodist Church when it burned in December 2008. I have a very personal interest in making sure that our area receives the best fire service for our tax money.
Have a booth at the 4th of July celebration with literature on fire safety. Board members would be available to answer questions and receive suggestions. Sponsor fire department representatives to visit the local schools and present safety programs to students.
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