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.
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
Commissioner: Herb Troxel
A lifetime resident of Chelan County, Commissioner Troxel, has resided in Malaga for 65 years. He began his involvement with fire fighting accompanying his father, a volunteer firefighter, to fires in 1955. He was with Fire District 2 until it merged with District 1, serving several years as Fire Chief. He continued with fire fighting until 2007, with Chelan County District 1, Washington State DNR, and the US Forest Service. While with Chelan 1, he served as Volunteer Association President and was Volunteer of the year. He was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner Fritz in 2012 and then elected to the position in 2013. He retired from Chelan PUD as Technician Supervisor after 37 years of service. He and wife Carol have 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Commissioner: Phil Dormaier, Chairman
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.