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Trustee Spotlight - Darren Bucich

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What role do you serve at your special district and how long have you been with them?
For the past 12 years I have had the privilege of serving as the Fire Chief for McKenzie Fire & Rescue.

How did you get involved with your district?
When the opportunity to apply for the Fire Chief position came open, I applied and was thankful to be offered the position.  Accepting the position meant moving my family from an area where we raised our children. From day one, the support of the Board and community has been amazing.

What drew you to the position with the district? Why did you choose to work here?
Initially, it was the job description that drew me to the position of Fire Chief, and to SDAO. Ultimately, it was the community, the Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff that have kept me in a thriving, involved district.

Why did you seek to join the SDIS Board of Trustees?
I like learning about systems and processes. One of the best ways to learn these things is by getting involved.

How has SDAO/SDIS helped you or your district?
SDAO/SDIS provides numerous services to their members. We have utilized many of their services and will continue to do so in the future.

Tell us about your life outside of your day job(s).
It’s hard to vacation when you live in such a beautiful area. We have a son and daughter-in-law in Portland and a daughter in Medford. I enjoy paying to go out and lose golf balls and attending college-level sports – Go Ducks!