- 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.
Board President Mike Caven - Position #2 Expires 6/30/19
Mike Caven has served on the SLCF&R Board since 2011 and was elected Board President in 2013. Mr. Caven has worked in the fire service for 14 years in which he served 5 years as a career firefighter for SLCF&R. Currently Mike Caven works as a Captain/Paramedic with the City of Eugene Fire Department Training Division. Asked to join the SLCF&R board due to his history and knowledge of South Lane County Fire, Mr. Caven agreed to serve and assist the community in this role.
Board Vice President Jennifer Radcliffe - Position #4 Expires 6/30/19
Jennifer was born and raised in South Eugene. She went on to earn a double degree in Economics: Concentration in Public Policy; and Women, Gender Studies from Colby College in Maine while also playing collegiate volleyball.
After owning and operating a local South Lane based residential construction company for over 5 years, she began her career in Real Estate. Jennifer has been honored to be one of the real estate agents selected to teach training courses at Keller Williams brokerage; in addition to helping buyers, sellers and investors in the greater Eugene/Springfield and surrounding areas.
Jennifer has also worked as the police records clerk at the city of Cottage Grove, and was head volleyball coach for 3 years (2008-2010) at Pleasant Hill High School. She has been the volleyball chair for South Valley Athletics since 2013 and is a Director for the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce.
South Lane county has been her home since 2008.
Secretary / Treasurer Dan Duffy - Position #3 Expires 6/30/15
Board Member - Joel Higdon
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.
Board Member - Thomas Munroe
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.