Letter: NACFD No. 1 candidates speak up

Mrs. Sue Wilkin and Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Lucero are running for two of the positions open within the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District No. 1.

Sue is a resident of Valle Vista and was elected to their board of directors, serving three and a half years as board secretary and is beginning her fourth term on that board. She also serves as liaison to the fire district for Valle Vista. Sue founded the Firefighters Support Group and as chairwoman for two years, led the group in fundraising and support of the Firefighters Scholarship Fund at Mohave Community College. Sue has over 20 years of experience serving in the medical field, including medical office management. She has also been a licensed Realtor in Arizona for 24 years.

Gerald (Jerry) Lucero was a battalion chief in the Valle Vista Fire Department where he became an emergency medical technician, Arizona certified firefighter and a CPR instructor. He has worked with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Truxton Canyon Agency in Valentine. He was responsible for budget and finance, personnel management, property and supply, procurement, Individual Indian Monies, property management and provided administrative support to all branches within the agency.

With the experience and expertise of Sue and Gerald, they will strive to provide guidance, employee support, financial responsibility, raise employee morale, keep vehicles and equipment in safe, operational condition, fill vacant positions, and work toward the goal of opening stations which are presently closed and work toward the completion of the new Station No. 1.

In addition, Sue and Jerry will ensure support for the Mohave Community College Firefighters Scholarship Fund.

Your support and vote will be greatly appreciated on Nov. 8, 2016.

Sincerely,

Gerald (Jerry) Lucero and Sue Wilkin

Valle Vista