New Lacey Fire Commissioner – Thursday

March 31st, 2015 by Ken

The Lacey Fire Commission will select its newest member at its Thursday meeting.

The five-member board has a vacancy due to the resignation of Dennis Jones in January for medical reasons.

The commission asked for applications of interested parties;  received nine applications;  interviewed  eight and selected three for future consideration.    One of those three will be selected Thursday evening to fill the unexpired vacancy.

According to selection chair Judy Wilson, no one has been selected, but three candidates are being considered.  “We won’t know who the choice will be  until the meeting,” she said.

Because the selection must be made in an open meeting, the four board members can’t meet and make the determination.   Although any two of them could talk about the best choice, Wilson is convinced that no one has done that.

The names of the final three are also not being made public.

“I’m just glad we had so many good qualified candidates to pick from,” Wilson said.

Whomever is selected will have to run for the position in the General Election in November if they want to keep the seat.  Filing starts in May.

The board will meet in regular session on April 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the fire district’s headquarters on Pacific Avenue.

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