PFA Board Elections
Vice President and Treasurer

Voting will appear below on December 1st at 0800
and run thru December 7 at 1700.

The Process according to the By-Laws of the PFA:

Article 9 Section 1 B 
Applications for office must be submitted to the chairman of the Election Committee by
November 1.
Article 9 Section 3
Paraphrase – Candidates for election to the Board of Directors campaign statement or position, must be submitted to the Election Committee by 5 pm on November 7
Article 10 Section 3
Elections shall be held electronically and begin on December 1 and end at 5 pm on December 7
Article 10 Section 5  
Those Officers elected shall assume office at the conclusion of the January Annual General Membership meeting.

 

The Treasurer position was unopposed. Robert Simpson will maintain his position as the PFA Treasurer for the next term.

 

Vice President has two Candidates:
Vinh Ho (Incumbent)
Mark Milson

 

Vinh has sent in the following Candidate statement:
I would first like to extend my extreme gratitude to everyone for the support I have received over the last 4 years as the Vice President of the Apple Valley Professional Firefighters Association. With your vote, I am seeking to continue as your Vice President for another 2 years.

During my tenure as Vice President we’ve accomplished many goals such as bringing on legal representation through Mastagni Holstedt, updating our bylaws, negotiating an MOU that increased pay, medical benefits and started a 457 match for members with a 2% retirement formula, fought to seat 3 board members that support us, started the Apple Valley Firefighter Foundation, assisted, represented, and protected members throughout various personnel issues and so much more. I by no means accomplished any of this on my own and truly believe that we have achieved these goals because of the hard work and unity put forth by our membership.

Moving into the future we have a lot more to accomplish. Bullet train potentially being built, long term COVID-19 impacts, Unfunded liability costs increasing, and Recruitment and Retention are just a few of the challenges we have ahead of us. I believe keeping a positive working relationship with Management and the District Board will be paramount as we all work together to overcome these issues and I look forward to continuing to work on these as your Vice President for the next 2 years if given the opportunity.

Thank you,

Vinh Ho