Board Matters

The Board of Directors generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Station #3 (13200 Tyler Foote Rd.) at 6:00 PM. All members of the public are encouraged to attend. Agendas for each meeting are posted 72 hours in advance at Fire Stations 1 and 3, Mother Truckers, Sierra SuperStop, NSJ Post Office, and at Peterson’s Corner. We invite you to come and participate!

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Board Members

Five Directors each serve terms of four years; two members’ terms expire concurrently one year and three members’ terms expire concurrently two years later. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years. Unexpected vacancies on the board are handled either through appointment or
by special election.

Elections for one-calendar-year terms as board Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer are held each year at the regular January board meeting.

STATEMENT BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, adopted December 6, 2022:
“The North San Juan Fire Protection District Board of Directors has many responsibilities as described in the District’s Organizational Manual (   Primary responsibilities are to oversee the budgeting for the fire department, approve the disbursement of funds, oversee the collection of all taxes, and provide direction and oversight of District staff charged with conducting the financial affairs of the District.  All bills and invoices are reviewed by the Finance Manager, and either two (2) Board Directors or one (1) Board Director and the Chief. The Finance Manager is directed to notify the Board of any penalties and or refunds deriving from the operations of the District.  Members of the NSJFPD Board are elected by the public to provide such oversight of District finances. The public is invited to attend Board meetings per the California Government Code known as the Ralph M. Brown Act ( that requires Board actions and deliberations be conducted openly so that the people are informed.”

Board Of Directors

Bruce Boyd,  Chair
(seventh term expires 12/2026)
(530) 292-3367
Cell (530)906-6480

Samantha Hinrichs, Vice-Chair
(second term expires 12/2026)
(530) 292-3104
Cell (530) 362-8082

Rhea Williamson, Treasurer
(second term expires 12/2024)

(530) 292-4205
Cell (707) 672-3832

Pat Leach
(fifth term expires 12/2024)

(530) 292-3122
Cell (530) 913-9347

Tim Tschantz
(second term expires 12/2026)
(530) 478-7744
Cell (530) 575-6675


Additional Assignments

Finance Committee
Lynn McGarva, Finance and Facilities Manager
Jason Flores, Fire Chief
Liz Walsh, Public Member
Pat Leach, Board Member
Rhea Williamson, Treasurer/Board Member
Representative to Nevada County Fire Agency
Pat Leach
Bruce Boyd (Alternate)
Nevada County LAFCo Liaison
Newsletter Editor
Samantha Hinrichs
Firefighter Association Liaison
Tim Tschantz
Yuba Watershed Council Liaison
Bruce E. Boyd
Fire Safe Council Liaison
Pat Leach 
Oak Tree Park and Recreation District Liaison
Bruce E. Boyd

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