ECFR Commission candidates will be interviewed tonight

First person selected will be sworn in March 3

One of three candidates vying for two open seats on the East County Fire and Rescue Commission will be selected tonight.

Currently seated Commissioners Martha Martin, Mike Berg and Thomas Gianatasio will interview Greg R. Hochhalter, of Camas, Sherry M. Petty of Washougal and Michael Taggart of Camas on Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., at Fern Prairie Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave. The application deadline for the two positions was Feb. 12.

The person selected tonight will be sworn in Tuesday, March 3.

Interviews for the second open seat will be held March 3, at 7 p.m. That appointee will take office Tuesday, March 17.

Both positions will be part of the 2015 general election to fill the remaining two years of a six-year term and the remaining four years of a six-year term.

ECFR’s five commissioners are elected to set policy, oversee the budget and supervise the fire chief.

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