Board Information

Current Board of Directors

Ned Hickson

Ned Hickson

Board President

Ned Hickson has been a member of the Florence community since 1981. He graduated from Siuslaw High School in 1984 and was a regional chef for Morrison, Inc., where he oversaw operations and restaurant development for restaurants in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. In 1998, he returned to Florence and began his career as a journalist at Siuslaw News. He is a nationally syndicated columnist, author, award-winning journalist and was promoted to editor in 2016. He also served as a volunteer firefighter/engineer at Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue from 2010-15, and was Recruit of the Year in 2010.

Term ends June 30, 2021

Ron Green

Ron Green

Board Vice President

Ron was hired in July 2007 as Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer for the Oregon Pacific Bank, and was appointed as President and CEO in August 2013. Ron serves on the Lane Community College Advisory Board, is active with the Florence Rotary Club, and is a strong supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of West Lane County. Ron is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and has been in banking since 1989. Ron is the board chairman of the Peace Harbor Medical Center Community Board of Directors and a member of the Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors.

Term ends June 30, 2021

Alan Burns

Alan Burns

Board Member

Alan Burns has lived in Florence since 1987 coming from Roseburg where he and his wife Karen graduated high school.  Alan has two grown children Kourtney, Kenton and daughter in law Olivia and 1 grandson Clayton Kent.  Alan attended San Francisco College of Mortuary Sciences and is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He and his wife Karen own and operate Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home, Siuslaw Valley Crematory and Pacific Sunset Cemetery.  Alan has served on Florence City Council and was the Florence Mayor for many years; he is a past Rotary president and Chamber president and also served on many other community boards and organizations.

 

Term ends June 30, 2023

Jim Palisi

Jim Palisi

Board Treasurer

JIm was elected to the Siuslaw Valley Fire Rescue in May of 2019. Having spent thirty-five years in the professional fire service in California, he held the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Fire Inspector, Deputy State Fire Marshal, and retired as a city Fire Marshal. He has served on many boards for fire prevention code development, public education/information, and as an instructor of fire investigation in California. Relocating to Florence, Oregon has brought he and his family closer to family and friends in Oregon. He enjoys the outdoors, music, and cooking. 

Term ends June 30, 2023

Sam Spayd

Sam Spayd

Board Member

Bio coming soon.

Term ends June 30, 2023

Meetings

SVFR and WLAD Joint Board Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month. They are held in the Conference Room at our station located at 2625 Highway 101 in Florence, OR. Agendas are posted prior to the meeting and minutes are posted following board approval.

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Jan 16 6pm
  • Feb 20 6pm
  • Mar 7 5:30pm Special
  • Mar 20 6pm
  • Apr 25 6pm
  • May 23 6pm
  • Jun 27 6pm
  • Jul 17 6pm
  • Aug 22 6pm
  • Sept 26 6pm
  • Oct 24 6pm
  • Nov 28 6pm
  • Dec 26 6pm

Minutes

All files are in PDF format, unless specified otherwise. Please note that minutes are not released until approved by the Board of Directors at the next regular meeting.

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