Board of Directors

  • Board Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at Station 1 in Cottage Grove as well as Station 3 in Creswell every 3rd month.

Fire Board

Board President Cheryl Shannon Position #2
Board Vice President  - Dan Duffy Position #3


Board Member -Joel Higdon Position #1

Joel is a native Oregonian born and raised in South Lane County.  Joel continues to live and work in the community of Creswell.  He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys the Pacific Northwest and all that it offers.

Joel works for the Creswell School District as the Director of Technology and Maintenance as well as being the school district’s Safety Officer.  He is a technology industry professional with backgrounds in facility management and law enforcement.

Joel also currently serves as a board member for the Creswell Chamber of Commerce and as a founding board member for Creswell’s community foundation.  

Joel previously served on the Creswell Rural Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors and the South Lane County Fire and Rescue’s Board of Directors collectively from 1997-2005.  

Secretary / Treasurer - Thomas Munroe Position #5
Thomas Munroe is a 6th generation Oregonian. Born in 1939; Thomas attended Cottage Grove High School, where he graduated in 1957. After High School, Thomas attended the Oregon Technical Institute.
Thomas served as a local Firefighter for the Cottage Grove Fire Dept. for 4 years from 1961 - 1965. Thomas is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served for 6 years as a Seabee. He retired in 1997 after working as a log truck driver for 28 years. 
Thomas has served the community of Cottage Grove as a City Councilman, a Planning Commisioner and has served 2 terms as Mayor for the City of Cottage Grove. 
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