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Fire district names executive assistant

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District has promoted Julie Spor to the position of executive assistant. The executive assistant is responsible for office management and advanced-level administrative functions for the Fire District. In addition to the advanced administrative functions, the executive assistant performs some financial management duties for the District.

Fire Chief Roger Johnson said, “We are very fortunate to have Julie as part of our administrative team and have no doubt that she will excel in her new position.”

Residents calling the District office or stopping by the headquarters station on Elm Street are likely to be greeted by Spor as the first point of contact. She helps coordinate many of the programs and community service projects the District provides and recently has taken on the role of public information officer for the District. Spor also serves as the president of the Oregon Fire Service Office Administrators (OFSOA). OFSOA is an educational and networking organization for administrative personnel serving Oregon fire service agencies — from fire chiefs and administrative assistants to entry-level clerk positions.

Spor started her career with the Fire District in 2003 as an administrative assistant and ambulance billing specialist. As the District added programs and services, Julie’s responsibilities also increased. In recent years, the District contracted out ambulance billing services and financial management functions. Spor’s duties now include some financial and budgetary work, and she has returned to school to enhance her knowledge and skills in these areas, Chief Johnson reported.

Julie works full-time for the District and attends college through a distance education program. Julie and her husband, Eric, have two sons, Hunter and Jackson, who attend school in Sisters.

Chief Johnson said, “I know how hard it is to balance school, work and family life and I couldn’t be prouder of the work Julie is doing for our community.”

Board of Directors President Chuck Newport congratulated Spor on her promotion and thanked her for invaluable support of the board over her tenure at the Department.

“Our job is made much easier as a result of her attention to details, creation of agendas, compiling of board packets and taking minutes,” Newport said. “Thank you, Julie!”


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