Assistant Chief of Operations
Assistant Chief of Prevention
Assistant Chief of Training, EMS & Information Technology
Director of Administrative Services & Finance
Community & Media Relations Manager
Executive Assistant to the Fire Chief
Bart Dalton, Board Chair
Position 1, 2014-2019
Bart was born in Shelbyville, Indiana. He married his High School sweetheart, Barb, in 1970. He attended Miami University of Ohio for his BA and Southern Illinois University for his MBA. He spent 5 1/2 years in the Air Force as a radar controller and got out at the rank of Captain. After the Air Force, he started a career in the Financial Advising arena and has been in that field since 1979. He has been working for Edward Jones & Company since 1990.
Bart and Barb have two grown children. Their son lives and works in the United Kingdom and has two children. Their daughter lives in Dupont, teaches at Clover Park High School, and coaches women’s soccer at the University of St. Martins. She also has two children.
Bart has over 30 years of community service in the Lakewood/University Place community. He has served on various boards and committees from foundations, schools, chambers and clubs. He is a past president of the local Kiwanis club and still serves on its board of directors. Bart started his service with the local Fire community with helping with a strategic planning effort in 2000. Since then he has been on its Civil Service board, co-chaired levy and bond boards and is currently a commissioner.
John Clancy, Board Vice Chair
Position 2, 2016-2021
Commissioner Clancy attended the University of Puget Sound where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 1985. He has represented the Citizens of the District since 2004 as a Fire Commissioner, having served as Chair and Vice-Chair during that time. Commissioner Clancy has lived in Lakewood since 1969 and has three sons. John has had the opportunity to serve the community in many ways, including being a committee member of Clover Park Citizen’s Committee for Schools and a volunteer for Paint Tacoma-Pierce County Beautiful.
Position 3, 2018-2023
Commissioner Rankin has been with the District for 35 years. The first fifteen years as a volunteer and the last twenty years on the Board of Commissioners. He is retired from Department of Defense, having worked for U.S. Navy as a Federal Civil Service Worker for 37 years. Commissioner Rankin retired from U.S.A.F. with 20 ½ years. He is married to wife Myrt and has two grown adult children.
Position 5, 2014-2019
Commissioner Sheeran graduated from Bellevue High in 1982, and Whitman College in 1986. After trying to sell futons for a few years, he went into commercial real estate for four years before going to law school here in Tacoma. He started at UPS School of Law, and then the school sold to Seattle University, so he graduated from SU School of Law in 1996. That same year he married Marnie, and became a deputy prosecuting attorney here in Pierce County. Commissioner Sheeran and his wife have lived in Pierce County for 20 years, the last 5 of which have been in University Place.
In the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office he has prosecuted DUIs, domestic violence, sexual assault, meth labs, and murder cases; he also spent two years in the Appeals Unit, and appeared before the Court of Appeals and the State Supreme Court. Commissioner Sheeran was in charge of the Drug Unit and is currently the Felony Division Chief. While with the prosecutor’s office he has served on the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) Executive Board, and was the president of the Public Safety Employee Insurance Corp., which provides disability insurance to law enforcement officers, he was also president of the deputy prosecuting attorneys guild.