Board of Commissioners

Commissioner Robert Homan

Robert Homan (Chair)

Position 2
Term Ends: 2025

It is an honor that I was chosen to be your voice on the Board of Fire Commissioners of Graham Fire and Rescue. I’ve been a resident in the Graham/Eatonville area for 20+ years. I’ve been happily married to my wife, Mary, for the past 33 years and we have 2 kids, ages 26 and 30. I have a wonderful daughter-in-law and I will soon be a proud Grandpa!

I have spent the last 34 years as a professional firefighter for Renton Regional Fire Authority where I worked up through the ranks and currently hold the rank of Battalion Chief. I enjoy bike riding, golfing, boating with my family and friends and giving back to the community.

I spent 14 years on the Eatonville School Board, working with my constituents to make our local school system better, and I hope to do the same with our already outstanding Fire District. I will be retiring in 2021 and hope to bring my experiences on governing boards, along with my 34 years in the fire service to assist Graham Fire and Rescue in moving forward to improve services for our community. I am looking forward to the next six years where we can establish a stable funding model, increase and maintain safe staffing levels and continuing to improve services and maintain relevancy in the ever changing Fire Service.

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Adam Rosenlund (Vice-Chair)

Position 3
Term Ends: 2021

Adam is a 20 year volunteer with Boy Scouts of America, was Woodbadge coordinator and received the Silver Beaver and Eagle Scout award; Co-founder of the BRAVE Foundation which trains firefighters in 3rd world countries, awarded a Guatemalan National Medal of Honor and the Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow; Started WATCHDOG program at Nelson Elementary; Graham Eagles youth football coach; firefighter in Parkland for Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and has taught firefighters throughout the region, to include starting the fire academy program in a Grays Harbor; a part owner of a gym in Graham; served as a delegate to the state Republican convention in 2016; he is a husband to Sarah and father of 8 children.

“I take my role as commissioner and representative of the district 21 citizens seriously. My multifaceted perspective gives me the ability to understand the many different perspectives of our community. I believe the only way to represent the community as a whole is by listening to all the voices.”

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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.

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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.

My time as a volunteer firefighter with Graham Fire and Rescue affirmed my desire to pursue a career in public safety. I have been a police officer for nearly twenty years and currently serve as a Captain for Puyallup Police Department.

I am the proud father of two daughters that keep my wife and I very busy as they pursue their interests.

I welcome the opportunity to serve the citizens of Graham Fire and Rescue as one of your Fire Commissioners.

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Commissioner Barstow

Russ Barstow

Position 4
Term Ends: 2021

“Growing up in Pierce County, as well as raising my own family here, it is a true honor to be a part of Graham Fire. I have been in the Fire Service for about 24 years. During that time, I have spent seven years as a volunteer firefighter, and the last seventeen years as a career firefighter; I am presently a Lieutenant with S.E. Thurston Fire. Within that period, I recently served one six-year term as a Commissioner with Graham Fire and am very pleased to be back as part of a progressive department that is very engaged within their community.

Graham is a unique community due to the mix of urban, suburban and rural areas as well as the mix of its residential, commercial and some industrial aspects. Your department needs to be aware of these and be able to adapt and grow with these diverse groups and areas. Graham Fire has always strived to do a great job in keeping up with these needs.

I look forward to serving Graham Fire, as well as its 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 this great community they serve.”

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