The Northshore Fire Department, which serves Lake Forest Park and Kenmore, has two vacant fire commissioner positions. 

Position 1 and position 3 on the department's board of commissioners are currently available because of the recent, unexpected deaths of two members, according to the department’s website. Longtime Commissioner Don Ellis, a 50-year Kenmore resident, died on May 25. Longtime firefighter and commissioner Rick Verlinda, who lived in Kenmore for more than 20 years, died on June 24. 

All those who apply must reside and be registered to vote within the fire district, which is consistent with the city boundaries of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore. The term for position 1 runs through December 2022, and position 3 runs through December 2021, a press release states. 

To apply to serve on the board, submit a letter of interest and statement of qualifications to the district’s board secretary Amy Oakley at or to 7220 NE 181st St., Kenmore.  

Letters must be received at the email or address no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, the release states. 

Candidates selected for follow-up interviews will be notified by Wednesday, Aug. 4.  Interviews will be conducted Aug. 9-13. Appointments will be made no later than Aug. 17.  More information can be found at 

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