On Tuesday, May 10 at 7 pm, prior to the City Council meeting, East Division - Redmond Court District Court Judge Michael Finkle will swear in the City’s new fire chief, Kevin Donnelly in Redmond City Hall Council Chambers, 15670 NE 85th Street. A reception hosted by the Redmond Firefighters’ Union will immediately follow the ceremony.
Chief Donnelly’s career began in 1986 as a Fire Engineer for Felton Fire Protection District in Felton, California. In 1991, Chief Donnelly transferred to the City of Lodi as a Firefighter/Engineer and was promoted through the ranks to Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief of Operations and finally to Fire Chief in 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management from California State University.
“Kevin displays the characteristics and traits required of a director on my management team,” stated Mayor Marchione. “His leadership and management skills, along with excellent interpersonal skills, will make him a valuable addition to the City’s Fire Department and the community.”
Chief Donnelly and his family are in the process of relocating to Redmond from Lodi.