With the appointment of 18 new members at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Brunswick County’s Fire Commission is ready to move forward.
The Fire Commission, which was created June 19, includes 20 members made up of local officials, fire chiefs, and citizen appointees.
Among those appointed are Commissioner Pat Sykes, Commissioner Mike Forte, citizen appointees Carol Dunham, Len Henderson, Donna Loosley, Steven Barger and William D. Wilson, Ocean Isle Beach Fire Chief Robert Yoho, Supply Fire Chief William Bailey, Southport Fire Chief Charles Drew, Boiling Spring Lakes Fire Chief Teresa Tickle, Navassa Fire Chief Donnie Williams, Fire Chiefs Association President Doug Todd, Carolina Shores Mayor Joyce Dunn, Holden Beach Mayor Alan Holden, Oak Island Mayor Pro Tem Loman Scott, Shallotte Mayor Walt Eccard and Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman.
Brunswick County’s Emergency Services Director also serves on the commission in a non-voting capacity. A sixth citizen member, this one at-large, will be appointed, joining the five citizen appointees representing each County district.
The Fire Commission is charged with making advisory recommendations to the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners on fire protection and emergency services, including recommendations for continuing improvement of the fire protection system, analysis of the current fire fee funding mechanism and recommendations for potential long-term funding solutions.