Commissioner Homan

Robert Homan (Chair)

Position 2

Term Ends: 2025

It’s an honor to serve and be a voice for you on the Board of Fire Commissioners for Graham Fire & Rescue. This is an honor I take very seriously, as such I encourage you to reach out to me as your representative, any time you have a concern or question about the Policy and Finances of the fire department here in Graham.

Send an email to: rhoman@grahamfire.org


Commissioner Barstow

Russ Barstow (Vice Chair)

Position 3

Term Ends: 2027

I have previously served one term on the Board of Commissioners with Graham Fire and am excited to be starting my second term with such a progressive department that is very engaged with their citizens.  Once again, I look forward to serving Graham Fire, as well as it’s community, and welcome the challenges involved in the role of Commissioner.  I am eager to help Graham Fire continue to move in a positive direction in keeping up with the everchanging needs and growth within the great community they serve.

Send an email to: rbarstow@grahamfire.org


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Gerry Gustafson

Position 1

Term Ends: 2023

Agribusiness; Boeing Machinist; Chair – Washington State Fryer Commission; President Washington Poultry Exposition; Elected – Pierce County Charter Review Commission; American Farm Bureau; Graduate Bethel High School; Fire Commissioner since 1994.

Send correspondence to: PO Box 369, Graham, WA 98338


Commissioner Bakker

Nick Bakker

Position 4

Term Ends: 2023

I’ve lived in the South Hill area for 16 years. It’s an honor to be elected as one of the Fire Commissioners for Graham Fire & Rescue. I look forward to serving the Graham community. Keeping our community safe and wisely using your tax dollars are my highest priorities.

Send an email to: nbakker@grahamfire.org


Commissioner Portmann

Ryan Portmann

Position 5

Term Ends: 2025

It is an honor to serve the citizens of Graham Fire and Rescue as one of your Fire Commissioners. Although I was appointed in late 2016, I am very familiar with Graham Fire and Rescue, having previously served as a volunteer firefighter for the District in the early to mid 90’s, as well as more recently on the Chief’s Citizen Advisory Board.

Send an email to: rportmann@grahamfire.org