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Request for Qualifications
Executive Director


The WFSA is soliciting proposals for an Executive Director to assist the WFSA Board in fulfilling its mission to better fire service with the Whitefish Fire Service Area. The WFSA Board of Trustees envisions this role to include responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Maintaining good working relationships with the Board, the City of Whitefish, and the Whitefish Fire Department

  • Executing the Board’s strategic plan for the WFSA

  • Researching and recommending strategies and resources to help fulfill the Board’s mission

  • Overseeing the WFSA budget

  • Attending monthly Board meetings with relevant reporting and updates for the Board

  • Research and secure grant funding

  • Public Outreach


The selection of an Executive Director is made at the discretion of the WFSA Board of Trustees. The WFSA Board of Trustees reserves the right to refuse and reject any or all qualifications and to waive any and all formalities or technicalities, or to accept the firm who WFSA Board of Trustees, in their sole discretion, determine to be the best qualified to provide the services at a reasonable and acceptable expense. The WFSA Board of Trustees may determine to take no action and reserves the right to do so. Qualifications submitted after the deadline date and time will not be accepted.


This RFQ is not a contract or a commitment of any kind. If this RFQ results in a contract offer by the WFSA Board of Trustees, the specific scope of work, associated fees, and other contractual matters will be determined during contract negotiations.


The WFSA Board of Trustees will not be responsible for the costs incurred by anyone in the submission to this RFQ.


Responses to this RFQ may be submitted via regular mail or email.


If responding by regular mail, please place the words Executive Director in the lower left corner of the envelope and address it to:

Whitefish Fire Service Area Board of Trustees

PO Box 1311

Whitefish, Montana 59937


If responding by email, please place the words Executive Director in the subject line and send to:


These RFQ responses will be opened during the regular monthly meetings of the WFSA Board of Trustees, which occur at 6:00pm on the third Tuesday of every month.


Deadline for submission is September 15, 2023.



When responding to this RFQ please include the information below and any supporting documents necessary for a complete response.

Personal Information and Qualifications

  • Primary contact’s name and email address

  • Relevant Experience

  • Specific experience with fire service, government, and Robert’s Rules of Order

  • A personal statement of interest

  • Salary Expectations

  • Three Professional References


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