Fire District #3 goals highlighted

The seven strategic goals under which Fire District #3 will operate were introduced by Fire District #3 Chief Dan Petersen at the Mar. 17 board of directors meeting.

Prior to the presentation, Petersen  worked with each person who will have the primary responsibility for seeing his or her team follows through on the goals. Petersen presented a detailed chart outlining each goal, the department and person responsible, a target date to reach the goal, various topics covered under the goal, objective and outcomes, estimated cost, progress and completion date. The chart is a living document that will be continually updated.

In a brief form, the seven goals are:
• Maintain long-term strategic planning and exceptional financial practices.
• Maintain and develop the highest possible level of service delivery.
• Develop and maintain professional, proactive management and leadership for the District.
• Expand community outreach efforts to advance our vision.
• Develop and maintain collaborative strategic partnerships.
• Develop succession planning of throughout the District.
• Strengthen internal relations and communication.

Finance Officer Stacy Maxwell received the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the seventh consecutive year..

Rob Hernandez, co-owner of S&B James Construction was selected to fill the budget position that became vacant when budget committee member Harvey Tonn was appointed to the board.

Assistant Fire Marshal Don Hickman announced he would be retiring May 1 after 26 years with the district. The last 11 years he has been a deputy fire marshal. His area of responsibility has been the industrial area.

District 3, under the guidance of Scott Downing, hosted a Child Passenger Safety certification course, Feb.23-26. Downing reported 18 people became certified. They came from as far as Klamath, Roseburg and Sutherlin to take the course.

Lois Wilson, president of the board of directors, announced at the last meeting that she would retire at the end of this term. Wilson has served on the board for 20 years. John Dimick, now a member of the budget committee, is seeking election to that position. Jim Gillin is seeking a second term on the board at the May 17 election.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent


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