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FIRE COMMISSION <br />(Effective 5-9-18) <br />Purpose: Appoints the Fire Chief. Reviews the budget prepared by the Fire Chief <br />and make recommendations to the Mayor, Managing Director, and Council. <br />Reviews the Fire Department's operations for the purpose of <br />recommending improvements. Reviews personnel actions within the <br />department for conformance with policies. Hears citizen complaints <br />concerning the department or personnel and make recommendations <br />about corrective actions. <br />Authority: County Charter, Section 7-4.5. <br />Appointment: Appointed by Mayor and confirmed by Council. Five-year staggered terms. <br />Full Membership: Nine Members. <br />Representation: <br />One member from each council district. <br />Requirements: <br />No more than five shall belong officially to the same political party. <br />Meetings: <br />Second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. alternating between Hilo <br />and Kona. <br />Financial Disclosure: <br />Members must file a Financial Disclosure as required by the Hawaii <br />County Code. <br />Reappointment: <br />No member shall be appointed for a second term for at least two years <br />following the expiration of the term unless the appointment was for two <br />years or less. <br />Qualities: <br />Respected by the community as being community -minded and oriented. <br />Able to focus on the community's needs as a whole without catering to <br />special or self -interests. <br />Current Members: <br />District 1, Marcella St. Ambrogio, term ends 12/31/20. <br />District 2, Kyle Keamo, term ends 12/31/21. <br />District 3, Vacant <br />District 4, Denise Laitinen, term ends 12/31/18. <br />District 5, Gregory Henkel, term ends 12/31/22. <br />District 6, Robert Becker, term ends 12/31/18. <br />District 7, Donna Payesko, term ends 12/31/20. <br />District 8, Scott Susman, term ends 12/31/19. <br />District 9, Ralph Yawata, term ends 12/31/19. <br />Contact Person: Josie Pelayo, Secretary. Phone: (808) 932-2950 <br />Note: Information on this sheet is only a summary. For full information, see appropriate sections <br />of the Hawaii County Charter, County Code, and Hawaii Revised Statutes. <br />