ECFR commissioner resigns from post

John Clancy movesout of the district after serving for seven years

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John Clancy

A longtime East County Fire & Rescue commissioner has resigned due to a move out of the district.

John Clancy, who has served on the commission for approximately seven years, stepped down because he moved out of the boundaries of ECFR, according to Chief Scott Koehler.

Clancy is a retired lieutenant colonel for the Marine Corps and financial officer. Originally appointed to the commission in 2005, he was most recently elected in November 2011 to serve a six-year term. He beat out challenger Brooks Cooper, a Camas firefighter.

Applicants to fill the vacant position are currently being sought. The person appointed to the seat by the commissioners will serve until the November 2013 general election, at which time the position will be up for election for the remaining four years of the six-year term.

The five-member commission meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Limited reimbursement is provided for meeting attendance.

East County Fire & Rescue, a rural district which covers 60 square miles in unincorporated Camas and Washougal, currently has 38 volunteer firefighters and 11 paid.

For information about applying for appointment to the position, contact Koehler at 834-4908 or