Board of Commissioners
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is governed by an elected Board of Commissioners. There are five positions on the board, and each member serves a term of 6 years.
Board of Commissioner meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 4:30 pm, in the Station 29 classroom at 701 Vine St in Kelso. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Jeff Cameron was first eleceted to the Board of Commissioners on January 1, 2002. He retired from the City of Longview Public Works Department in 2020, and he and his wife enjoy camping, hiking, and riding motorcycles.
Marisa Hutcheson was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on December 23, 2020. She is employed by PeaceHealth St. John’s in Longview.
Bill Hallanger was first elected to the Board of Commissioners on January 1, 1992 after being a department volunteer starting in 1975. He was a forester with International Paper then a realtor with a local firm until he retired in 2017. He is also currently a supervisor with the Longview Diking District (CDID 1).
Jon Olson was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on March 23, 2005 and was elected on January 1, 2008. He is a registered nurse at St. Johns Medical Center in Longview.
Alan Headley was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on March 12, 2014 and elected January 1, 2016. He is currently the District’s representative on the Cowlitz 911 Public Authority Board of Directors. He retired from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue December 2012 as an Assistant Chief after 40 years of service. He enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with family.