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Source: Alpine Fire Dept.

Photos:  District Legal Counsel Steve Fitch administers oath of office to incumbent Alpine Fire Board member Thomas “Jim”  Mann (left) and new member Steve Taylor (right).

December 27, 2016 (Alpine) -- The Alpine Fire Protection District swore-in two Board members at the December 20, 2016 Board meeting.  Incumbent Thomas “Jim” Mann took the oath for his second 4-year term on the Fire Board.  New Board member Steve Taylor was sworn in for a 4-year term as well. Both Board members were the top two vote getters in a 5 person race for two seats on the Fire Board.  Both Board members were sworn in by District Legal counsel Steve Fitch.  Outgoing Board member Mary Fritz did not seek re-election.  Board member Fritz was thanked by staff, the firefighters and her fellow Board members for her many years serving on the Fire Board. 

Thomas “Jim” Mann is a retired High School coach.  He is an active Alpine Kiwanis member giving much time and effort to the betterment of the community.  Along with his wife Joyce, the two have made Alpine their home for many years. Mr. Mann has served as Vice President of the Alpine Fire Board for the last two years and was re-elected to that position for 2017 at the December meeting. He was also selected to serve on the Labor Negotiations Committee, the Legislative Committee and as an alternate representative to the Heartland Fire Training Authority Commission.

Steve Taylor is a generation and supply manager for SDGE.  He too is an active Alpine Kiwanis member, giving of his time to the community.  His wife Ruth and him have made their home in Alpine for many years.  Mr. Taylor was selected to serve on the Financial Oversight Committee and as the alternate representative to the Heartland Communications Authority Commission.

Board member Jim Easterling was selected to serve as Board President for 2017 and former Board President Pat Price was selected for the Secretary position.