EF&R Board of Directors

Written Comment: Written public comment will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Submit your written comments via email to the Board Secretary at publiccomment@esf-r.org.

Verbal Comment: Up to three (3) minutes of verbal public comment may be provided per person live during the meeting. Please sign-up in advance of the meeting (by 1:00 p.m.) by completing the Public Comment Sign-Up Form
 Due to potential connectivity issues, we strongly encourage public comments be emailed. We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. 
Please review the instructions for Virtual Board and Committee meetings for public attendance and public comment prior to the meeting. 

Board of Directors

The eight member Board consists of representatives from the following participating Partners of Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R). City of Issaquah, City of North Bend, City of Sammamish, Fire Protection District 10 and Fire District 38

Director Pam Stuart, City of Sammamish
Director Karen Howe, City of Sammamish
Director Zach Hall, City of Issaquah
Director Tola Marts, City of Issaquah
Director Ron Pedee, Fire District 38
Director Don Smith, Fire District 10
Director Anita Sandall, Fire District 10
Board Chair Alan Gothelf, North Bend


The EF&R Board governs the provision of fire protection and emergency services within the boundaries of the cities and fire districts. The appointed officials typically maintain strict policy-level involvement avoiding direct management and hands-on task assignments. The Fire Chief carries out the day-to-day management of the Agency.

On January 1, 1999, the consolidation of several agencies created a new fire and emergency medical agency called Eastside Fire & Rescue. The agencies joining in this consolidation included King County Washington, Fire Districts 10 and 38, and the cities of Issaquah and North Bend. The City of Sammamish joined the consolidation in January 2000. EF&R is governed by this regional Board of Directors.

EF&R Public Board Meetings:

The EF&R Board meets at 4:00 p.m. the second Thursday every month at EF&R Headquarters located at 175 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027.

All meetings are public and we welcome you to attend. Please check the Agenda Center for changes, cancellations or special meetings. Feel free to contact us at (425) 313-3200 should you have any questions or need additional information.