Chelan County Fire District 1 is governed by a three-seat publicly elected commission. Each commissioner is elected for a term of six (6) years.
The Commission typically meets at 2:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month.
In response to COVID-19 and Proclamation 20-28, the regular meetings of the Chelan County Fire District 1 Commissioners are being held via conference call. Contact the District Secretary at 509-662-4734 for information on accessing the conference calls.
Meetings rotate between Station 10 (136 S. Chelan Avenue), Station 11 (206 Easy Street), and Station 17 (3760 W. Malaga Road, Malaga). An agenda is posted to the website 24 hours prior to each meeting.
Station 10 – February, June, October
Station 11 – January, March, May, July, September, November
Station 17 – April, August, December
Commissioner: Gordon Zimmerman
Position #1 - Commissioner Zimmerman was born and raised in Wenatchee. He was appointed to fill a vacant position in May of 2019 and elected to serve the four remaining years of the term in November 2019. Commissioner Zimmerman was a member of Chelan County Fire District 1 as a volunteer firefighter for twelve years and later served as a member of the fire district’s Citizen Advisory Committee. Commissioner Zimmerman graduated from Wenatchee High School and Automotive Trade School in 1977 and has worked in the industry since. He has been married for 35 years and has two children.
Commissioner: Cam de Mestre
Position #2 - Commissioner de Mestre was elected to a six-year term in November, 2019 and is excited to be representing the tax payers in an organization that top to bottom brings so much energy and passion to serving this community. He and his wife Stacie chose to make the Wenatchee Valley their home in 2015. They both place great importance on being active participants within our community. In 2009 Cam became a volunteer firefighter in Thurston County where he grew up. He has been a career firefighter since 2011 working in Kent, Washington while living here in Wenatchee. More recently he became a Hazardous Materials Technician and hopes to help bring a Regional Hazmat Response Team to our Valley. Prior to joining the fire service Cam worked as a Construction Project Manager while also attending night school at Centralia Community College. Cam and Stacie have two young sons and live in the Sunnyslope area near Fire Station 11. In his free time Cam enjoys taking family trips, skiing, and golf.
Commissioner: Phil Dormaier, Chairman
Position #3 - A lifetime resident of Wenatchee, Commissioner Dormaier was elected to the position of Commissioner in November of 2003. Prior to his role as Commissioner, he served as Volunteer Firefighter since 1978. During that time, he served as Secretary/Treasurer to the Volunteer Association and President of the Chelan/Douglas County Firefighters Association. Commissioner Dormaier is a Certified Public Accountant and a third generation fruit grower. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1983 with a B.A. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. During his time at UW he made two Rose Bowl appearances as an outside linebacker for Coach Don James. He is married and has one son.