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Charlotte Ryan — Fire Commissioner Position No. 2/Chair

Charlotte Ryan - Position No. 2Committees/ Workgroups:
Finance; Special Projects

Years Served as Commissioner:
Seven years

Current Term: 2014 - 2019
Personal Information: A lot has happened in our community since 2007 when you first elected me as fire commissioner.

  • A large portion of District 40 was annexed into the
    City of Renton
  • We negotiated a contract with Renton to provide fire and emergency services to the balance of District 40
  • We made sure there was no reduction in fire and emergency services to District 40 residents during
    the recent recession

Ronnie Little — Fire Commissioner Position No. 5

Ronnie Little - Position No. 5 Committees/Workgroups: Equipment; Community Relations
Years Served as Commissioner: Twelve years

Current Term: 2016 - 2022
Personal Information: I have lived in the area for 30 years and have been involved in the community in many ways. Currently, I serve as president of the King County Fire Commissioner Association, and Legislative representative for the Washington State Fire Commissioners Association. As my children were growing up I volunteered as team mom for CVAC baseball, Cascade Soccer Association and vice president for the PTA. In 2001, I was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Renton Technical College for 10 years. I have worked at The Boeing Company for 32 years as an inspector in Auburn. Serving the community as a Commissioner has been one of the most wonderful things I have been involved with. I appreciate knowing that during any emergency our fire district is served by the best trained and equipped fire department in the area.


Ronnie Little accepts the Oath of Office for Position No. 5.
January 14, 2016 official meeting.

Ronnie Little - Position No. 5


Cheryl Nichelson accepts the Oath of Office for Position No. 3.
January 14, 2016 official meeting.

 

Linda Sartnurak — Fire Commissioner Position No. 1/ Vice Chair

Linda Sartnurak - Position No. 1Committees/Workgroups: Capital Facilities; Finance
Years Served as Commissioner:
Four years

Current Term: 2011-2017
Personal Information: I have been a resident of Fairwood Greens for more than 30 years, and I enjoy being involved in local community affairs. I graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and currently work for Proctor & Gamble in the food safety division. I also have been an airline pilot for TWA and American Airlines for 15 years.


Cheryl Nichelson — Fire Commissioner Position No. 3

Cheryl Nichelson Committees/Work Groups:
Equipment; Community Relations

Years Served as Commissioner: 
Two years

Current Term: 2016 - 2022
Personal Information: I have been a Fairwood resident since 1997. I am married with three children and three wonderful granddaughters. I have worked for the Boeing Company since 1997 in various positions, including management, and at various sites within Puget Sound. I am also a South King County Habitat for Humanity Family Support Partner. In 2013, I was appointed to fill a vacant Fire Commissioner position with King County Fire District 40. I am very passionate about my community and honored to serve as a Commissioner. I grew up with a great respect for the police, fire fighters and our military members, all of which put their lives on the line to protect us all.


Steve Parsons — Fire Commissioner Position No. 4

Steve Parsons - Position No. 4 Committees/Workgroups: Equipment, Community Relations

Years Served as Commissioner:
three and 1/2 years with
Fire District 40,
nine years with Fire District 38

Current Term: 2014-2019
Personal Information: : I was born and raised in the North Bend area where I started my career as a fire fighter in 1980 fighting forest fires for the DNR for six summers while attending college. Graduating from Central Washington with a B.S. in Construction Management, I then moved to the Parkland area and volunteered for two years as a firefighter, until I was hired by the Kent Fire Department in 1988. In 2001 I was elected as a Fire Commissioner for Fire District 38 (North Bend area) where I served for just over nine years. I then had the fortunate opportunity to move to the Fairwood area in early 2011. In May of 2011 I was appointed to fill a vacant position with King County Fire District 40. Then in 2013, I was elected to a full term as one of your Commissioners.

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