|John Merkel- Statement of Qualification for Election|
|June 5, 2020|
My name is John Merkel and I live in Westerly on Fletcher Drive. I am currently filling the At-Large Member position vacated by Matt Manni. My appointment to that position by the Operating Committee (OC) must be ratified by the District Electors if I am to continue in the role beyond the District Annual Meeting on July 15.
I was Moderator of the Dunn’s Corners Fire District from 2001 – 2009, during which time I was deeply involved with our major Charter revision as well as the hiring of our first full-time paid Fire Chief, among other things. I was also a member of the Dunn’s Corners Fire Department from 2006 – 2017. I am a retired chemical engineer, a long-time resident of Dunn’s Corners, and currently serve as an EMT at Charlestown Ambulance and Rescue and as a member of the Hope Valley Wyoming Fire Department regional hazmat response team.
If you believe my relevant knowledge, experience, and organizational skills would be helpful for the District, please attend the District Annual Meeting on July 15 and cast your vote.