Colorado Springs: City names 12 individuals to Wildfire Mitigation Advisory Committee

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First meeting set for February 2

The City of Colorado Springs has named 12 individuals to the Wildfire Mitigation Advisory Committee following the November passage of Ballot Issue 2D.

This committee will assist the Colorado Springs Fire Department in allocating funding.

The ballot measure allowed the City to retain and spend up to $20M to create a city-wide and regional wildfire mitigation and prevention program to be managed by the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

The Advisory Board will work in coordination with Mayor John Suthers and Colorado Springs Fire Department Chief Randy Royal, Fire Marshall Brett Lacey and Wildfire Program Administrator Ashely Whitworth to pursue and accomplish the goals and objectives of the project.

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The members named to the committee are as follow:
  1. Tom Barter, Acting FMO, U.S. Forest Service
  2. Dan Battin, Acting Fire Warden, El Paso County Sheriff's Office
  3. Bob Chastain, President & CEO, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  4. Robert Fisher, Fire Chief, Fort Carson Fire
  5. John Forsett, Fire Chief, Manitou Springs / Pikes Peak Area Council of Fire Chiefs
  6. Meggan Herington, community member
  7. Malcolm Johnson, community member
  8. Joe Murphy, Forester and Wildland Fire Program Manager, U.S. Air Force Academy
  9. Dave Root, Forester, Colorado State Forest Service
  10. Dick Standaert, community member
  11. Jeremy Taylor, Forest Program Manager, Colorado Springs Utilities
  12. Dennis Will, Forester, City of Colorado Springs

Councilmembers Dave Donelson and Stephannie Fortune will serve as non-voting Council liaisons.

The first meeting which will take place February 2 at 2 p.m. at 375 Printers Pkwy.

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