FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7 May 2014
Contact: Steve Lipsher, Public Information Officer
Office: (970) 262-5209
Four elected to Lake Dillon Fire Board of Directors
Voters in the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District on Tuesday returned three incumbents to the Board of Directors and elected a fourth member with intimate knowledge of the department.
Current board vice-president Jim Cox, with 65 votes, and current treasurer Robert Sollenberger, with 61 votes, won re-election for four-year terms. Lori Miller – the former chief of neighboring Red, White & Blue Fire who was appointed in January to fill a vacancy – ran unopposed for the two-year balance of that term and garnered 69 votes.
Recently retired Lake Dillon Fire Assistant Chief Kelly Greene won the final seat for a four-year term with 48 votes, and Silverthorne resident Joseph Newhart had 26 votes.
“We had a great group of candidates vying for the three open seats, and we are pleased to have citizens who have the interest, time and talents to provide overall direction for the district,” said Lake Dillon Fire Chief Dave Parmley.
A total of 79 ballots were cast in the election, down from a little more than 100 cast in the last board election in 2010.
Those elected will be sworn in at the monthly LDFPD Board meeting on May 22, and they will join holdover Larry Gilliland on the five-member policymaking and fiduciary body.
Board president Jerry “Doc” Peterson will be stepping down after more than 50 years of participation and leadership with the department and its predecessors, dating to the infancy of emergency services in Summit County.