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The Novato Fire District Board of Directors

The Board of Directors takes an active role in the leadership of the District and has empowered District employees to become partners in the Fire and Life Safety system.

The Board exercises the highest standards of conduct, and takes decisive action coupled with compassion and understanding of the communities’ needs.

Despite the Board’s many challenges including declining revenues, a changing workforce and greater public expectations, insightful and progressive policies reflecting the Board’s vision, values, and goals are implemented by District Staff.

The Board is active with other political bodies to achieve collective action to best serve our citizens. The Board of Directors takes advantage of and creates opportunities to make a difference for the citizens they serve.

Board Meetings: Typically held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  (occasional changes made due to holidays.) The meetings are held at the Novato Fire District, Fire Station 61, located at 7025 Redwood Blvd.

Meeting Schedule

As needed, on the third Wednesday of each month, study sessions and special meetings may be held for the purpose of addressing specific issues such as revenue development and final budget approval.

The community is invited to attend and participate in the Board meetings. Public comments are accepted at the beginning of each meeting.

Send mail correspondence to the Board of Directors:

Novato Fire District
Secretary, Board of Directors
95 Rowland Way
Novato, CA 94945

Tel:  415-878-2690

You may also email the Board of Directors at: board@novatfire.org

Speaker's Bureau Information here.

 

  Board Member Steve Metcho

 

 

 

President Steve Metcho
Contact Director Metcho or smetcho@novatofire.org
415-878-2690

Director Metcho was elected in November of 2015 to serve a 4 year term.

Director Metcho is a 30 year veteran of the fire service who retired from the Novato Fire District. He served previously on our Board of Directors from 2003-2007 and as Board President in 2005.

Elected: November 2015
Term length: 4 years
Term expires: December 2019

 

 

Board Member Bill Davis

Vice President William "Bill" Davis
Contact Director Davis or bdavis@novatofire.org
415-878-2690

Director Davis was appointed to the Board of Directors in October of 2015 to fill an open Director position.

Director Davis is a retired registered nurse who served in the emergency departments at Kaiser Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He served on disaster preparedness teams and as a labor negotiator. He is very active in the Marin Valley community in disaster preparedness.

Appointed: October 2015
Term length: 2 years
Term expires: December 2017

James Galli

Secretary/Treasurer James Galli
Contact Director Galli or Jgalli@novatofire.org
415-878-2690


Director Galli has served on the Board of Directors since his election in 2007. He was recently re-elected to a four year term in November of 2015.

President Galli is a retired Battalion Chief from the Kentfield Fire Protection District with more than 30 years of fire service experience.

Elected: November 2015
Term length: 4 years
Term expires: December 2019

Director Silverman

Director Lj Silverman
Contact Director Silverman or lsilverman@novatofire.org
415-878-2690

Director Silverman has served on the Board of Directors since his election in 2003. He was recently re-elected to a 4 year term in November of 2015.

Director Silverman is a retired Firefighter/Paramedic and has worked as a medical technician in a local hospital emergency department.

Elected: November 2015
Term length: 4 years
Term expires: December 2019

Skip Fenner

Director Worth "Skip" Fenner, Jr.
Contact Director Fenner or sfenner@novatofire.org
415-878-2690

Director Fenner has served on the Board of Directors since his appointment in June of 2014. He was recently re-elected to a 2 year term in November of 2015.

Worth “Skip” Fenner is a retired insurance broker with many years of successful experience in business, finance, and serving on a Board of Directors. Director Fenner is a past President of the Novato Chamber of Commerce.

Elected: November 2015
Term length: 2 years
Term expires: December 2017

 

The Board holds its regularly scheduled meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are held at the Novato Fire District Headquarters, Fire Station 61, located at 7025 Redwood Blvd.

As needed, on the third Wednesday of each month, study sessions and special meetings may be held for the purpose of addressing specific issues such as revenue development and final budget approval.

The community is invited to attend and participate in the Board meetings. Public comments are accepted at the beginning of each meeting.