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City announces finalists and selection of interim for Fire Chief

Post Date:10/03/2016 2:27 PM
  • Lead There are 3 finalists for the Mesa Fire Chief position. They are Mary Cameli, Cori Hayes and Mike Dunn, all currently serving as Assistant Chiefs. Cameli will serve as Interim Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Harry Beck.

The City of Mesa announced today the finalists for the Mesa Fire Chief position. They are Mary Cameli, Cori Hayes and Mike Dunn, all currently serving as Assistant Fire Chiefs with the Mesa Fire and Medical Department. The finalists were selected after reviewing several applications from across the country.

“I am confident that we have chosen three highly qualified and talented candidates for the Fire Chief position,” City Manager Chris Brady said. “These individuals know the community, have great relationships with the rank and file members and are committed to the organization and its mission.”

Brady also announced that Assistant Fire Chief Mary Cameli has agreed to serve as the Interim Fire Chief of the Mesa Fire & Medical Department following the retirement of Chief Harry Beck. She will begin her new assignment on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.

Cameli has 33 years with the City of Mesa and currently oversees the Emergency Medical Services Division, Planning and Research Division, Personnel and Wellness and the CMS Healthcare Innovation Grant. Mary has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Physical Education from Southern Utah University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

Cameli will serve as the Interim until a new chief is hired. The final process to determine the next Fire Chief will begin in mid-October.

 

Public Information and Communications
Contact: Steve Wright
Tel. 480-644-2069
steven.wright@mesaaz.gov

 

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