Board Information

Current Board of Directors

Tim Mendolia

Tim Mendolia

Board Member

 

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Bio coming soon.

Term ends 2025

 

Laurie Heppel

Laurie Heppel

Board Secretary/Treasurer

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Bio coming soon.

Term ends 2025

 

Alan Burns

Alan Burns

Board President

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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 Vice President

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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

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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.

2021 Meeting Schedule

  • Jan 28 6pm
  • Feb 25 6pm
  • Mar 25 6pm
  • Apr 22 6pm
  • May 27 6pm
  • Jun 24 6pm
  • Jul 22 6pm
  • Aug 26 6pm
  • Sept 23 6pm
  • Oct 28 6pm
  • Nov 18 6pm
  • Dec 16 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.

Video Minutes

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