BURRILLVILLE – A newcomer with decades of experience in budgeting and fiscal management is seeking a seat on the Pascoag Fire District Board of Commissioners, saying he hopes to bring integrity, honesty and transparency to the position.
Donald Davies is one of six candidates for two open seats on the board in an election to be held at the district’s annual meeting on on Monday, Sept. 12.
Davies, who has a master’s degree in business administration, served in the U.S. Air Force for 32 years, working in healthcare management. The first-time fire district candidate served as a colonel managing Emergency Medical Services for the community, gaining years of experience in civilian healthcare before retiring from the University of Connecticut in January of 2020.
Davies currently serves on the Burrillville Budget Board.
“I support ensuring the fire department has the equipment and personnel to continue providing professional fire and emergency medical services to the people of Pascoag, while keeping rate increases to a minimum,” Davies said. “I will work hard to bring efficiency to the board process and that taxpayers dollars are well spent in supporting the fire department needs.”
The annual meeting will be held at the Pascoag Fire Department’s Hose Company #2 at 141 Howard Ave. starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. Early voting will take place at the Pascoag station from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., but those votes will be limited to the election of officers, and not the annual budget. Read more about the meeting here.
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