Last salvo fired in fire wars

October 7th, 2010 by Ken

The Lacey Fire District Board of Commissioners fired the last salvo in its two-decade long war with the City of Lacey, and selected two members for the expanded five-member commission.

Selected to fill the new seats were Judy Wilson and Lucius Daye.

Despite the city’s disappointment, the commission went outside of the previous selection of representatives by the city and appointed two new members.

Wilson had previously been selected by the city and continues in her new position as fire commissioner.  She’s a former county commissioner and a former school board member.

The new appointee is Lucius Daye, a city resident and a former candidate for Thurston County Commissioner.  He works in Tacoma for American Medical in sales and is a member of the National Hispanic Caucus.  He also served on The Olympian’s diversity board.

The three current fire commissioners interviewed 17 applicants Wednesday evening to arrive at their final selection.   “It was a pretty good list of candidates,” said Lacey Fire chief Jim Broman.  “I’m encouraged by the selections.”

Tonight, the commissioners will determine which of the new members will serve until 2011 and which will serve until 2013, at which time they will have to run for their seats.

When that action is taken, the city will have nothing more to do with fire service.  The city will continue to have a seat on the Medic One Advisory Board.

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