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Board of Directors

The Western Cass Fire Protection District is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors who are elected by the voters of the District in April of odd numbered years. Directors serve 6-year staggered terms.

All decisions by the Board of Directors require at least 2 or 3 "yes" votes depending on the majority of those present.  The Board adopts & amends a budget, policies, and administrative procedures, approves contracts & expenditures, & appoints operations personnel such as the Chief, Assistant Chief, Firefighters, EMTs, and First Responders.  The Board also:

  • Determines the District's Mission, Vision, critical issues, and Strategic/Master Plan
  • Ensures compliance with Federal & State laws, codes, rules & regulations
  • Sets fees, sales tax rate, & property tax rate levy
  • Allocates & is a steward for District's assets & resources
  • Monitors progress towards compliance with Federal & State laws, codes, rules & regulations, fulfilling the District's Mission & reaching the District's Vision
  • Develops personnel job qualifications, position/role descriptions/expectations, reporting structure, & succession
  • Calls for & declare elections, including candidate filing
  • Approves the annual Financial Report

Directors also must take Certified Fire & Ambulance District Board Training within a year of being elected or appointed--click here to see scheduled classes.

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