King County Fire District 40


Linda Sartnurak - Fire Commissioner Position No. 1

Committees/Workgroups: Renton RFA Liaison; Board Chair
Years Served as Commissioner: 12 years Current Term: 2018 - 2029

I have been a resident of Fairwood Greens for more than 30 years, and I enjoy being involved in local community affairs. I graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. I also have been an airline pilot for TWA and American Airlines for 15 years.

Charlotte Ryan - Fire Commissioner Position No. 2

Committees/ Workgroups: Finance; Communications
Years Served as Commissioner: 14 years Current Term: 2020 - 2025

Since I was elected as your fire commissioner in 2007 - a large portion of District 40 (Benson/Cascade) was annexed into the City of Renton. We negotiated a contract with Renton (now the Renton Regional Fire Authority) to provide fire and emergency services to the balance of District 40. We continue to research the best and most economical method to provide the emergency services to our Fairwood community.

Steve Parsons - Fire Commissioner Position No. 3

Committees/Work Groups: Facilities & Equipment; Policies & Special Projects
Years Served as Commissioner: 8+ years Current Term: 2022 - 2027

I was appointed to fill this vacant position when the former commissioner moved out of the district. I previously served as a District 40 Commissioner for 8 years and a District 38 (North Bend) Commissioner for over 9 years. I am a Firefighter/Engineer at the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority where I have been employed since 1988. I am ready to resume my position on the Board and help serve the residents of Fire District 40 once again.

Andrew Schneider - Fire Commissioner Position No. 4

Committees/Work Groups: Facilities & Equipment; Communications
Years Served as Commissioner: 2 years Current Term: 2020 - 2025

As a professional firefighter (in Bellevue), a Fairwood resident, and a graduate of the University of Washington, I look forward to using my professional experience to strengthen the safety and future of District 40. As your elected fire commissioner, my goal is to ensure that Fairwood continues to have the most efficient, best trained, and trusted firefighters if you ever you need to make a call to 9-1-1.

Joe Pratt - Fire Commissioner Position No. 5

Committees/Workgroups: Finance; Facilities & Equipment
Years Served as Commissioner: 1st year Current Term: 2022- 2027

I have lived in Fairwood since 1992 as an active citizen in our community, having held the position of President, Vice-President, and Treasurer on two area homeowner's associations for a combined twelve years in these positions. I also helped establish Cub Scout Pack 722 and was its leader for six years. I have a B.A. Degree in History from the University of Washington and keep busy working as an Aerospace Program Manager.

Laura Taylor - District Secretary

Years as District Secretary: 4th year Years in Fire Service: 7 years

As part-time Fire District 40 Secretary, my duties include preparing meeting agendas and minutes, serving as the department's auditing officer, preparing and managing financial reports, and serving as confidential secretary while adhering to all ethics laws and rules. My background includes over 20 years in the customer service industry as well as my current full-time position at the Enumclaw Fire Department (Finance & HR Division). I grew up in Fairwood Greens, and I am proud to have "come back home" to serve my community.