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East Lake Fire District accepting applicants for vacant commission seat

Published:   |   Updated: June 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

EAST LAKE - The East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District will accept resumes to fill an upcoming vacancy on its Board of Fire Commissioners until 4 p.m. this Monday.Seat 4 Fire Commissioner Flo Galloway is leaving the district, said East Lake Fire Rescue Chief Tom Jamison.Galloway's elected term does not expire until Nov. 4, 2014."We're looking for any interested parties to submit their letter of intent and describe their interest in a brief essay," Jamison said. "The board will be interviewing them and choosing a replacement until the position seat opens up for election."After receiving letters of interest, resumes and essays from would-be fire commissioners stating why they'd make a suitable commissioner, the board will announce its decision at the July 23 meeting.Applicants must be residents of the roughly 33-square-mile East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District. The district consists of eight northwestern Pinellas County precincts.Necessary documentation can be sent by mail to East Lake Fire Rescue, Attn: M. Wayne, 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd., Palm Harbor, FL 34685 or by email to information about the fire district and commission opening can be found by going to or calling (727) 784-8668.


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