Current Board

Current Board

Board of Commissioners

The organizational structure of the fire department is best understood by reference to the organizational chart for the Fire District. However, the organization is generally described as managed overall by the elected policy-making and governing body, the Board of Fire Commissioners, whose policies are implemented on a day-to-day basis by the appointed Fire Chief/Administrator.  The Board and the Chief are aided in accomplishing the mission of the department by an appointed District Secretary, whose primary duties are administrative, including maintaining Board meeting minutes and records. Various fire service officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), volunteer firefighters, and other staff round out the district’s work force and accomplish the delivery of vital services to the public.


Russ Jones

It’s my duty to serve the citizens of the Chelan area to the best of my ability to ensure Chelan Fire and Rescue remains a superior fire department. I believe serving the community is an obligation in exchange for getting to live in the best place on earth.

Professional Experience:

  • 32 years in banking as a commercial and consumer loan officer and Branch Manager.
  • 14 Years teaching sailing as a certified instructor.
  • Small farm operator growing nuts and berries.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Central Washington University

Outside Interests: Sailing, astronomy, mountain biking

Personal Information: Russ grew up in Wenatchee and has been living in Chelan since 1984.

Russ was a founding member of the Lake Chelan Nordic Skiers and the Lake Chelan Sailing Association and is a current member and past President of Rotary.

Email: rjones@cfr7.org

Mark Donnell

Email: mdonnell@cfr7.org

Karyl Oules

Karyl was elected November 2019 her 6 year term will end December 31, 2025.

Email: koules@cfr7.org