Former candidates apply for Tahoe fire board seat |

Former candidates apply for Tahoe fire board seat

Kevin MacMillan

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Eight residents are in the running for a soon-to-be-open seat on the Incline Village fire board.

On Wednesday, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Chief Mike Brown confirmed the following candidates met the Monday deadline to apply for Don Epstein’s seat: Robert Edwards, Susan Herron, Tom Kenna, Steve King, Chris May, Jeff Warner, Tom Whalen and Jeff S. Zakem.

Their applications will be reviewed at the Wednesday, Aug. 21, NLTFPD board meeting, Brown said, which begins at noon at 863 Tanager St.

At the meeting, Brown said he and district legal counsel Geno Menchetti will work with directors to develop a process to interview the candidates.

The goal is for a new director to be named by October.

Whoever is appointed would be up for reelection next fall, considering Epstein’s seat expires at the end of 2014.

Epstein — who currently serves as fire board chair — announced his resignation earlier this summer, effective Oct. 1. He and his wife, Bea, are moving to Florida to live in a warmer winter climate.

Of the eight who applied, May and King ran for the three open NLTFPD seats in the 2012 election, losing to incumbents Dale Smith and Wayne Fischer, and to Paul Zahler, who formerly served as a fire board director. King also ran unsuccessfully for a fire board seat in the 2010 election.

Herron currently is employed with the Incline Village General Improvement District as administrative assistant to the general manager and clerk to the board of trustees.

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