The 2023 Renton Regional Fire Authority (Renton RFA) Governance Board was sworn in this morning during its first meeting of the year at Renton Fire Station 13. The Board includes two new members who replaced Councilmember Ryan McIrvin from the City of Renton and retired Fire Commissioner Myron Meikle from King County Fire District 25.
The new members joining the Board this year are Renton City Councilmember James Alberson, Jr. and King County Fire District 25 Fire Commissioner Sean Cook. Renton RFA is excited about these new additions to the Board and the unique expertise they will bring to the organization while representing their respective communities.
Renton City Councilmember and Renton RFA Governance Board Member Valerie O’Halloran was named Board Chair of the Renton RFA Governance Board during this morning’s events. King County Fire District 25 Fire Commissioner and Renton RFA Governance Board Member Kerry Abercrombie was named Vice Chair. Also returning to the Renton RFA Governance Board this year are Renton City Councilmember Ruth Pérez and King County Fire District 25 Fire Commissioner Marcus Morrell. Representing King County Fire District 40 today was Fire Commissioner Linda Sartnurak.
The Renton RFA Governance Board will continue to fulfil its role of providing expert fiscal oversight for Renton Regional Fire Authority. It will also continue its ongoing commitment to representing the communities of Renton, Fire District 25, and Fire District 40 to the best of its ability. Renton RFA is looking forward to working with the newly appointed Board to continue to meet and exceed the expectations of community members throughout their jurisdiction in the coming year and beyond.
Together, they will continue to ensure that these communities thrive and will work toward the Renton RFA vision of a safer, healthier, and stronger community – always.