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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers and is comprised of local residents, property owners, businesses, organizations, and government agencies that are concerned about fire in Nevada County.

Officers:

Warren Knox – Chairman
Donn Thane - Vice Chairman
David Walker - Treasurer 
Dennis Cassella - Secretary

Directors:

Dennis Cassella - Member at Large
Barry Dorland - Member at Large
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Jeff Dunning - Insurance Industry
JoAnn Fites-Kauffman - Environment/Ecologist
Helene Hall - Member at Large
David Hanson - Member at Large
 Warren Knox - Member at Large
Rick Nolle - Real Estate Industry
Donn Thane - Member at Large
Eric Trygg - Master Gardeners
Don Wagner - Fire Chief’s Association
David Walker, CPA - Member at Large
Hank Weston - Nevada County Supervisor 
 

Associate Directors:

Peter Beesley - PG&E
Gretchen Bennitt - NSAQMD
Crawford Bost - Member at Large
Sean Griffis - CAL FIRE
Bill Houdyschell - Tahoe-Donner HOA
Greg Jones - N.I.D.
Jerry Martinez - BLM
Kent Rees - Firewise Coalition
Jecobie Waters - US Forest Service
Heidi Hall - Alternate County Supervisor 

Staff:

Joanne Drummond - Executive Director
Anna Cox - Office Manager
Frank Quadro - Chipping Supervisor
Curt Williges - Chipping Supervisor

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Committee Members

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County encourages you to join a committee to address specific issues. We are looking for Associate Board members with fiscal, legal, outreach, education and technical skills related to fire safety. Consider becoming a member of our team to share your leadership skills and give back to your community.

Executive Committee:

Warren Knox - Chairman
Donn Thane - Vice Chair
Dave Walker - Treasurer 
Dennis Cassella - Secretary
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Finance/Audit Committee:

Dave Walker, Chairman - Treasurer  
Warren Knox - Member at Large
Hank Weston - Nevada County Supervisor
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Projects Committee:

Donn Thane, Chair - Member At Large
Bill Houdyschell - Tahoe-Donner HOA
Don Wagner - Fire Chief's Association
Jerry Martinez - BLM
Sean Griffis - CAL Fire
Gretchen Bennitt - NSAQMD
Jecobie Waters - USFS
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Public Education Committee: 

David Hanson, Chair - Member at Large
Crawford Bost - Member at Large
Peter Beesley - Pacific Gas & Electric
Firewise Community Reps
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Technical Committee:

Don Wagner, Chair - Fire Chief's Association
John Gulsarian - Nevada County OES
Mike Walsh - Nevada County Sheriffs Department
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director
Sean Griffis - Cal Fire
Donn Thane - Member at Large
Bruce Puphal - Private Citizen

Fundraising Committee:

Bill Drown, Chair - Member at Large
Dennis Cassella - Member at Large
Peter Beesley - Pacific Gas & Electric
Jeff Dunning - Insurance Industry 
Rick Nolle -  Member at Large
Eric Trygg - Member at Large
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director 
Barry Dorland - Business

Nominating Committee:

Warren Knox - Chair
David Hanson - Member at Large
David Walker - Member at Large

Partnership Relations Committee:

Warren Knox - Chair
Dennis Cassella - Member at Large
Rick Nolle - Member at Large
Jeff Dunning - Insurance Industry
David Hanson - Member at Large
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Human Resources Committee:

Rick Nolle - Chair
David Hanson - Member at Large
Dennis Cassella - Member at Large
Warren Knox - Member at Large