By Autumn Waite, Fire District 7 Public Information Officer.
Guy Palumbo was sworn in as a new fire commissioner at the January 9, 2014, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Board of Commissioners meeting. Roy Waugh, who was re-elected, was also sworn in.
Palumbo owns and operates a small business, Roscoe's Ranch, located in Fire District 7. He lives in unincorporated Snohomish County near Maltby with his wife, three children and their dog. He is also a Snohomish County Planning Commissioner and member of the Bothell Chamber of Commerce. Prior to opening his business, he worked in the technology sector at Amazon.com.
"It is a great privilege to serve as a Fire Commissioner for District 7," Palumbo said. "I believe my background owning a small business as well as my background in land use regulations will be an asset to the current commission. I am looking forward to giving back to my community in a new way."
Waugh has served on the board since 1992. He was a firefighter/paramedic with Seattle Fire for 25 years and spent 12 years as the Director of Paramedic Training for the University of Washington at Harborview. Waugh serves on the North Region EMS Council, National Interagency Board, Washington State Fire Education Committee, SnoPac911 Emergency Communication Board and Executive Board of Snohomish County Fire Commissioners.
The Board of Commissioners also re-elected Neil Doherty as the board chair and Waugh as vice chair. These positions serve two year terms per board policy. Doherty has served on the board since 1999.
The Fire District 7 Board of Commissioners is responsible for financial oversight, defining the fire district’s long-term vision and for adopting policies to be implemented by administrative staff. Commissioners are elected by the public to six-year terms. The five-member board meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at Fire District 7 Headquarters, 8010 180th St. SE, Snohomish. Meetings are open to the public.