Notice of Vacancy: Board of Directors
The Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District is seeking applicants for one available position on its Board of Directors. Applicants must be a resident and registered voter of the District. One applicant will be appointed by the Board to serve until November 2017, at which time the appointee must stand for election if he or she wishes to serve the remainder of a four-year term which expires in November 2019.
Since 1949, the District has been responsible for responsible for fire protection and emergency services in Sleepy Hollow and in the adjacent area of The Alameda. Until July 2010, the District contracted with the Town of San Anselmo for these services from the Ross Valley Fire Department (RVFD), at the time a joint operation of the Towns of San Anselmo and Fairfax. Effective July 2010, the District joined the RVFD as a full voting member. The Town of Ross followed two years later. The three municipalities plus the District comprise the RVFD Joint Powers Authority.
The District Board consists of three Directors who are publicly elected and serve for four-year terms. The Directors serve in the capacity of President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the District. The current vacancy on the Board carries with it the position of Treasurer. The District is also allocated one seat on the Board of Directors of the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority and two seats on the Board of Directors of the RVFD Joint Powers Authority. These seats are also filled by District Directors.
The Board meets regularly on the third Thursday of February, May, August, and November, and occasionally at other times as needed. These meetings are open to the public. Directors may also represent the District at meetings of other public agencies. Candidates should be able to dedicate time to meetings as well as to the responsibilities of the office of Treasurer. Knowledge of public agency financial matters is desirable but not mandatory.
The Board will interview each applicant at as public meeting prior to making the appointment. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m, on May 9, 2016 to be considered. The anticipated appointment date is on or about May 20, 2016.