Two members of the Northshore Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners resigned earlier this month, following a turbulent summer in which the board cancelled many of its meetings and discussed “the negative effects poor communications can have on board relations.”
The board announced on Oct. 24 that it had a vacancy in position No. 2, held by former board chair Carolyn Armanini. Ron Gehrke was recently appointed to position No. 4, held by former commissioner Kae Peterson. The vacancies will be filled by appointment with terms lasting through the end of 2019. Both positions are scheduled for election in November 2019.
“We are going to set up an interview process for hopefully the multiple candidates that apply,” Rick Verlinda, who was elected to serve as a Northshore fire commissioner in 2017, wrote in an email to the Reporter.