WSFCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS

The application period is now open to apply for a position on the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors. This year, three positions are set to be elected by the membership to the board. Each open position has a set varying term, but all terms are set to begin on June 28, 2020.

 

The WSFCA  Board of Directors consists of volunteer, non-compensated Board positions from throughout the state of Wisconsin. Directors come from rural, suburban, and urban Fire Services, and serve career, volunteer and combination services. Fire Chiefs who are Active Chief Officers are encouraged to apply.

 

WSFCA members in good standing comprise the Board of Directors. Board members provide financial oversight, establish strategic goals, provide advocacy, and help to advance the Association’s mission. They attend monthly committee and board calls, quarterly and annual meetings, attend and participate in the annual conference, review and provide timely response to documents and office communications, and participate in other Association events as necessary.

 

Nominations must be received to the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association via the WSFCA electronic voting software no later than 1700 on Wednesday, May 28.

 

Board positions to be voted on

 

  • Second Vice President

  • Sergeant at Arms

  • Southwest Trustee (Must serve in Vernon, Crawford, Grant, Richland, Iowa, Lafayette, Juneau, Adams, Sauk, Columbia, Dane, Green, or Rock Counties)

  • Southeast Trustee (Must serve in Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Walworth, Racine, or Kenosha Counties)

 

Qualifications

​Qualified candidates for the Second VP and Sgt. at Arms positions shall:

  • Be a Fire Chief and an Active Chief Officer member in good standing. (This precludes any Active Chief Officer member other than a Fire Chief)

  • In the event a member retires from the Fire Service while holding an elective office, the officer may continue to hold office until the next Annual Meeting.

 

Qualified candidates for the Southwest and Southeast Trustee position shall: 

  • Be a Fire Chief or *Non-Union Command Staff and an Active Chief Officer member in good standing.

  • In the event a member retires from the Fire Service while holding an elective office, the officer may continue to hold office until the next Annual Meeting.

  • Regional Trustees – Fire Chiefs or *Non-Union Command Staff seeking to represent a WSFCA region said Fire Chief’s or management level Deputy or Assistant Chiefs fire department headquarters station must reside in the geographical region in which they are seeking to represent. 

 

Position Descriptions

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT 

Eligibility

Any member seeking election to the office of Second Vice President shall have a term of office for one (1) year or until the next Board of Directors Meeting following the Annual Meeting and shall be elected at the Annual Meeting.

  • Be a Fire Chief and an Active Chief Officer member in good standing. (This precludes any Active Chief Officer member other than a Fire Chief)

  • In the event a member retires from the Fire Service while holding an elective office, the officer may continue to hold office until the next Annual Meeting.

Responsibility

  • during the absence or disability of the President and First Vice President, or in case of neglect or refusal to perform such duties or in case a vacancy occurs in both offices, perform the duties of the President and be vested with all powers of the President;

  • during the disability of the First Vice President, or in case of neglect to perform such duties, or in case a vacancy occurs in such office, perform the duties and be vested with the power of the First Vice President; and serve as an ex-officio member of all committees with the power to vote.

 

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Eligibility

Any member seeking election to the office of Sergeant-at-Arms shall have a term of office for three (3) years or until the next Board of Directors Meeting following the Annual Meeting and shall be elected at the Annual Meeting.

  • Be a Fire Chief and an Active Chief Officer member in good standing. (This precludes any Active Chief Officer member other than a Fire Chief)

  • In the event a member retires from the Fire Service while holding an elective office, the officer may continue to hold office until the next Annual Meeting. 

Responsibility

  • assist the President whenever and wherever needed;

  • assist guests and guest speakers to their places at the conference;

  • conduct a roll call of the members whenever directed by the President;

  • assist the President in maintaining order during all meetings and conferences of the Association;

  • post the American Flag at all meetings;

  • oversee Memorial Service format at the Annual Conference; and

  • shall serve as the WSFCA Representative to the Great Lakes Division Board of Directors

 

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL TRUSTEE / SOUTHEAST REGIONAL TRUSTEE

Eligibility

Any member seeking election to the office of Southwest Trustee or Southeast Trustee shall have a term of office for one (1) year or until the next Board of Directors Meeting following the Annual Meeting and shall be elected at the Annual Meeting.

  • Be a Fire Chief or *Non-Union Command Staff and an Active Chief Officer member in good standing.

  • In the event a member retires from the Fire Service while holding an elective office, the officer may continue to hold office until the next Annual Meeting.

  • Regional Trustees – Fire Chiefs or *Non-Union Command Staff seeking to represent a WSFCA region said Fire Chief’s or management level Deputy or Assistant Chiefs fire department headquarters station must reside in the geographical region in which they are seeking to represent. 

Responsibility

  • transact all business of the Association;

  • serve on the Annual Conference planning committee;

  • be assigned by the President to serve as a chairperson of a Standing or Special Task Force Committee and/or Section; and

  • carry out any duties as shall be assigned by the Board of Directors.

 

Please fill out all sections of the form and upload the required documents for each individual. If you have questions, please reach out to Amy Jurgens at amy@wsfca.com or (262) 939-4202

Nominations must be received to the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association via the WSFCA electronic voting software no later than 1700 on Wednesday, May 28.

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THE WISCONSIN STATE FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION SERVES BY PROVIDING LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, AND NETWORKING.

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Milwaukee, WI 53225

PH:  (414) 501-2603
 

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