Illinois Valley Rural Fire Protection District Position 3
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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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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Cave Junction, OR
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Legislative Assistant, Oregon House of Representatives, District 03;
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: City of Cave Junction - Citizens Advisory Council; 2007
Oregon Secretary of State's Task Force on Redistricting; 2017
Josephine County Mining Advisory Committee member/secretary; 2016-19
I will support the District's existing social media outlets and amplify through my public pages. Also, I will encourage delivery of timely board and district information to the local newspaper. If possible, I will seek other media opportunities, specifically radio, to help further the district's public information goals.
I'm a 25-year resident of Illinois Valley. In that time I've volunteered for our community and served on a number of local boards and nonprofits supporting parks, schools and alumni, museums and service organizations. I have recent legislative experience and I currently serve Josephine County's Local Public Safety Coordinating Council as Coordinator.
Fire and the threat of fire are top-of-mind for Southern Oregon residents. I would give careful consideration to any approach brought before the IVFD Board.
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