Fire District 1 is governed by a board of five commissioners elected to serve six-year terms.

These community members are responsible for defining the fire district’s long-term vision and for adopting the budget and policies to be implemented by administrative staff. Three fire commissioners serve on the planning committee considering a Regional Fire Authority with the City of Lynnwood.

Fire District 1 Commissioners also actively participate in state and county associations to address issues that affect fire and emergency services.

Your Fire Commissioners

David Chan
12425 Meridian Ave. S. 
Everett WA 98208
(425) 743-2828

David Chan was elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2005. Commissioner Chan was reelected in 2011 and is now serving his second six-year term. Commissioner Chan has focused on financial stability, technological efficiency, organizational structure, allocation of resources, and regionalization of fire and emergency medical services to reduce duplication of overhead costs borne by different cities.

Commissioner Chan served as Board Chair from 2011-2014, working with other commissioners and staff to achieve long-term financial stability, while continuing to provide the same level of outstanding service to residents of the District.

Commissioner Chan is a consultant specializing in business turn-around. He started his career as a certified public accountant with international accounting firms. Chan graduated from the University of Oregon and received an MBA from the California State University at Hayward. He has served as a board member of many non-profit organizations including the Everett Rotary Club, Snohomish County YMCA, and Snohomish County Camp Fire.


Commissioner Jim KennyJim Kenny
12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett WA 98208
(425) 232-2236

Commissioner Kenny is vice chair of the board and previously served five years as chair of the board. He serves on the planning committee for the Regional Fire Authority. Commissioner Kenny is the past president of the Snohomish and Island County Fire Commissioners Association, where he currently serves as its treasurer. Commissioner Kenny is on the board of the Washington Fire Commissioners Association, serving as the representative of region five, northwest Washington. He was first appointed, and then elected, as a fire commissioner in 2003.

Commissioner Kenny lives in the Silver Firs neighborhood of the District with his wife and two children. He works as a prosecutor for the City of Seattle.


Commissioner Jim McGaughey Jim McGaughey
12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett WA 98208
(425) 551-1200

Jim McGaughey is chair of the Board of Commissioners. He serves on the planning committee for the Regional Fire Authority. Commissioner McGaughey took office as a commissioner on Dec. 3, 2013. He is a retired deputy fire chief with 27 years of fire service experience. He teaches a fire service technology class for high school students in the Edmonds School District.


Commissioner Bob MeadorBob Meador
17313 7th Ave. W.
Mill Creek WA 98012
(425) 218-3216

Commissioner Meador was first elected to the Fire District 1 Board in 1987, and left in 1991 to take the position of Fire Chief for the City of Lynnwood. He was reelected to the Board in 2008. During his tenure, he has served as Board Chair and Vice-Chair and participated in numerous committees. He serves on the planning committee for the Regional Fire Authority.

Commissioner Meador retired after serving 30 years in the fire service. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, Everett Community College and Edmonds Community College.   He has been very active in youth sports, heritage groups, genealogical study groups, home owners association and a local credit union.

As a Commissioner,  Meador has promoted Fire District 1’s role in achieving regionalization of services. He has also worked hard to achieve long-term financial stability for the citizens we serve.  “The financial health of the District is critical to assure the reliable delivery of emergency services,” Meador said.


Richard SchrockRichard T. Schrock
12425 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett WA 98208
(206) 300-5349

Elected in 2011, Commissioner Schrock has been actively involved in intergovernmental relations, legislative issues and internal and external communications initiatives, and strategic planning, developing plans to meet future growth in the demand for service.

Commissioner Schrock’s 30-year career in communications and public relations includes work with businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. From 1981-85, he served as Director of Washington State’s Commerce and Economic Development Department where he helped develop then-fledgling sectors of advanced technology manufacturing, software development and biotechnology. He negotiated numerous international state trade agreements and created a national advertising campaign promoting Washington as a major tourist destination. He consulted with the Seattle School District and with the state DNR on wildfire prevention and assisted fire districts in King and Kitsap counties with their communications needs.

Commissioner Schrock resides in the Lake Stickney area where he is active with community groups working to preserve the lake’s natural environment and restore fish and wildlife habitat in the North Swamp Creek watershed.