Former fire chief appointed to District 6 board

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photoBrad Lothspeich

Brad Lothspeich, a former fire chief, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Clark County Fire District 6 board of commissioners.

Lothspeich was sworn in at Tuesday night’s board meeting. He joins Casey Collins and Dean Bloemke, who appointed Lothspeich to the three-member board. Lothspeich fills the seat vacated by Dick Spring, who resigned on April 19 for personal reasons.

The appointment runs through the general election in November; the person who is elected will fill out the term, which expires at the end of the year, and also will serve a full six-year term.

“The fire service and community involvement have always been important to me,” Lothspeich said in a news release, “and this opportunity lets me be further involved in both.”

Doug Yager and Mike McGraw also applied for the position.

Commissioners don’t receive salaries. State law provides for a stipend of $104 per 24-hour period on days in which commissioners participate in district business.

Lothspeich was District 6 fire chief from 1994-2003, after three years as assistant fire chief. He also served as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain and battalion chief from 1974-1991.

He retired in 2003. He works for Prudential Northwest Properties and also volunteers with a number of community groups in a variety of capacities.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration-personnel management from Eastern Washington University.