Bainbridge fire board to seek new member

Commissioners with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department met last week to talk about how to fill the seat that will be left vacant by the impending departure of Fire Commissioner Bruce Alward.

Alward announced his resignation at the fire board’s meeting earlier this month. Alward, a vice president with infrastructure consultant firm Wood Harbinger, his fellow commissioners he was moving off Bainbridge Island.

Alward has served as fire commissioner for two years. He was appointed to the board in July 2016 and won a six-year term on the board of commissioners in November 2017.

He said he plans to continue on the board through the commission’s meeting on July 18.

The fire department is expected to announce details on how the position will be filled.

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