New fire commissioner sworn in


Shannon Tomsen was sworn in to fill the vacancy on the fire district board of commissioners at the district’s April 13 meeting.

Both commissioner Bill Meursing and Stan Riffle picked Tomsen as their number 1 choice to fill the vacancy left after commissioner Jeff Wilmot resigned in March. Adam Rozyskie and Pat Harper also applied to fill the vacancy.

Riffle said he was pleased to have three qualified applicants. “It’s nice to have a real choice,” he said.

Meursing said Tomsen brought expertise and enthusiasm to the position. “It is a great service to the community,” he said of the job of fire commissioner. “It doesn’t take a lot of time but it takes initiative and enthusiasm.” He said he found Tomsen’s letter “very enthusiastic. And that goes a long way with me. Her resume shows knowledge in certain areas that could be useful.”

Tomsen will need to run to retain her position during the 2017 general election.

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