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1 � <br /> CITY OF ANACORTES <br /> Laurie Gere,Mayor <br /> 74' w� 904 6ch Street Anacortes,WA 98221 <br /> CoR. www.anacorteswa.gov <br /> To: City Council <br /> Date: March 22, 2021 <br /> Re: Confirmation of William "Bill" Harris as Anacortes Fire Chief <br /> On Monday April 5, 2021 I will ask for your confirmation of the appointment of William "Bill" <br /> Harris as the City of Anacortes' Fire Chief. Mr. Harris will begin his assignment in this <br /> capacity on Tuesday April 6, 2021. Mr. Harris brings years of progressively responsible fire <br /> and EMS management experience to the position of Fire Chief. Mr. Harris is relocating from <br /> Sunnyside, WA. <br /> The selection process included a screening interview, a large panel interview, a meet and <br /> greet with all fire department personnel, and a comprehensive background investigation. I <br /> believed it important to have a through process and that the panel interview represent broad <br /> perspectives. The interview panel members included Councilmember Christine Cleland <br /> McGrath representing the Personnel and Public Safety Committees, Interim Fire Chief Mike <br /> Ganz, Assistant Fire Chief Jack Kennedy, Division Fire Chief Nick Walsh, members from <br /> each shift of the Anacortes Fire Department including IAFF 1537 President Qben Oliver, <br /> Police Chief John Small, Police Captain Dave Floyd, Finance Director Steve Hoglund, <br /> Administrative Services Director Emily Schuh, and me. <br /> Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. <br /> Page 4 of 52 <br />