Board of Commissioners

BREAKING NEWS - Board of Commissioners Seeking to Fill Vacancy

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department Board of Commissioners is accepting letters of interest from qualified citizens with a desire to serve as a Fire Commissioner.  Position #3 will be filled by appointment by the Board of Commissioners and will serve until December, 2021. 

The Board of Commissioners expects to fill the vacancy at its scheduled meeting on August 5, 2020.  Letters of interest must be received by 5 PM on July 31, 2020.  Please briefly include answers to the following questions in your letter:

  1. Why are you interested in serving as a Fire Commissioner for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department?
  2. What are your priorities for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department?

The Board plans to interview applicants during the August 5 BOC meeting prior to making the selection.  Additional materials for interested citizens can be found on the Department’s website in the Public Information section. Please note this position is subject to financial disclosure with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, www.pdc.wa.gov.

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Learn more about the postion HERE

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Board of Commissioners

Elected by the Island's citizens, the Board of Commissioners is responsible for governing the operations of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department. The Board is responsible for determining the levels of service and establishing the goals for the Department. It also establishes the types and levels of funding and approves the budgets and tax levies. In addition, the Board employs the Department's key personnel and supervises the Fire Chief. Moreover, it guides the strategic plan and approves key policies and procedures. Finally, the Board represents the Department to the public.

Unless otherwise stated, all regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of every month at Station 21, located at 8895 Madison Ave.  The meetings commence at 6:30 PM.

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Scott Isenman

Scott Isenman | Position 1

 

Term:   2016-2021

Email:  sisenman@bifd.org

YongSuk Cho

YongSuk Cho | Position 2

 

Term:   2020-2025

Email:  ycho@bifd.org

VACANT

VACANT | Position 3

 

 

Fritz von Ibsch

Fritz von Ibsch | Position 4

 

Term:   2020-2025

Email: fvonibsch@bifd.org

Tim Carey

Tim Carey | Position 5

 

Term:   2016-2021

Email:  tcarey@bifd.org