City of Boise to Host Virtual Boise Fire Chief: Get to Know the Candidates Event

October 16, 2020

The public is invited to meet the two candidates during a virtual event on October 21 from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. The event will be hosted on YouTube.

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The candidates will answer questions submitted by you and facilitated by the Boise Communications Director Seth Ogilvie. Boise residents are encouraged to submit questions for both candidates via an online submission form on the City of Boise website.

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Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the event via YouTube chat.

The candidate selected for the position will further the city's vision to create a city for everyone by fostering an environment of public safety and engagement.

About the Candidates

Adrian Sheppard has brought data-driven decision-making to his current job as the Fire Chief of Richmond, CA. He has a track record of using new technologies to improve the community emergency response. Chief Sheppard feels that civic engagement is essential to fire service's quality and values to the community. Chief Sheppard is a retired Air Force Officer who embodies "service before self."

Chief Sheppard received a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master of Science in Leadership and Disaster preparedness from Grand Canyon University, and a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School's Executive Leadership Program and is a certified Chief Fire Officer (California State Fire Marshal).

Scott Walker has over 26 years of experience with the Phoenix Fire Department, and currently serves as their Assistant Chief. Assistant Chief Walker sees the role of preserving life and property, dedication to the community, providing the highest customer service levels, focusing on firefighter safety and wellness, providing a clear vision for the Department, and creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture within the Department.

Assistant Chief Walker holds a bachelor's degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management from Grand Canyon University, an Associate Degree in Fire Service and has completed the Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Join us Wednesday night and meet the two candidates for yourself.

Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

(208) 972-8520 |

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