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Open Commissioner Position

Open Position:  Skagit County Fire District #17 (Guemes Island Fire Department) Commissioner Position 3.  The interim appointment will serve in the role until January of 2026, when the individual who is elected to the position in the regular election cycle in November 2025 will assume the role.  This is a formal government position.  At present, the Fire District #17 Commissioners are uncompensated, with the exception of reimbursement for expenses incurred in the context of their duties.

Qualifications:  State requirements include residency in the Fire District in which each commissioner serves.

Application Process:  If interested, please submit your letter of interest to the Guemes Island Fire Department Commissioner and Chair David Wertheimer (  no later than midnight on August 24, 2023.  In your letter, please indicate why you are interested in this position and any relevant experience(s) that pertain to this role.  Applications will be reviewed and interviews with candidates deemed qualified for the position will be held with Commissioners Thomas Murphy and David Wertheimer at a publicly scheduled meeting on the afternoon of August 31, 2023.  The Commissioners will select the candidate to be appointed to the role in an executive session at the conclusion of the regular Fire Commissioners meeting at 7:00 p.m. on September 11th at the Guemes Island Fire Hall.