Meet Your Commissioners
Jeff Nicholas, Fire Commissioner: Commissioner Nicholas served as a Naval Submarine Officer for 30 years serving in a wide variety of shipboard Operations and Command positions, a few of those being Major Staff Policy, Planning and Budget creation functions, serving as a Political-Military Affairs Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Balkan Campaign and serving as a senior leader in several high-profile Crisis Response Task Forces. Commissioner Nicholas retired from the Navy as a Captain in 2008.
After the Us Navy, Commissioner Nicholas worked for FLIR Systems Inc., a manufacturer of advanced electro-optic camera systems. He was the Corporate Business Development Executive specializing in the capture, and ongoing customer support, of large complex Domestic and International contracts involving Military and Intelligence Grade Electro-Optical Sensor System Programs. Commissioner Nicholas retired from FLIR in late 2017.
In 2016 he and his wife moved to Sequim where he now resides in the Diamond Point community. He became a volunteer with the District in 2018, serving as a volunteer Fire Support member and an Emergency Medical Technician. Jeff was elected to the Board in 2022 and his current term will expire in 2028.
William “Bill” Miano, Fire Commissioner: Bill and his family moved to Sequim in 2017 and became a volunteer for the District in 2018. Bill spent 22 years in the fire service in Utah, working for different departments in the Salt Lake City metro area as a firefighter/EMT and a firefighter/paramedic, before retiring in 2013 from the West Valley City Fire Department.
Bill enjoys the recreational opportunities and the weather that the Olympic Peninsula affords, and on his days off from work can be found mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, playing racquetball, and shuttling his children around to their various hobbies and sporting events in Western Washington. Bill was elected to the Board in 2020 and his current term will expire in 2026.