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Lakeview Announces Hiring of New Fire Chief

Lakeview Announces Hiring of New Fire Chief

Contact: Town of Lakeview          
Shiela Strubel, Communications
Phone: (541) 947-2020

Lakeview, Oregon, October 3, 2022: The Town of Lakeview would like to welcome Jesse Morris as the new fire chief. Morris assumed his new responsibilities on September 5, 2022.

“We are fortunate to have found a candidate with Jesse’s skills, knowledge, and leadership,” said town manager Michele Parry. “We are delighted to have him on our team.”

Jesse is originally from northern Minnesota. He moved to Lakeview in 2016 and has worked in wildland fire for both the BLM and USFS. Jesse has served as a volunteer firefighter, lieutenant, and captain for the past 16 years. He accepted the position of fire chief to help support the department’s and training program’s growth.

“This is the communities department, and we appreciate the support we receive from the residents and businesses we serve. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to become a volunteer.” Chief Morris says.

Town of Lakeview (“Town”) Town is home to approximately 2,300 persons and is in Lake County, Oregon. The Town is managed by a Town Manager. The Town Manager oversees the public works department, fire department, 9-1-1 dispatch, and town hall administration. The public works department oversees the Town’s municipal utilities (water and wastewater) and transportation system (streets). The public works crew operates and maintains the public facilities and utilities that are provided by Town. Town Council meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

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