The Administration Department includes the functions of the Fire Chief, Fire Safety Manager, Finance Manager, Executive Assistant, Office Assistant, and other office staffing. The Fire Chief acts as the Chief Executive Officer and provides direction, supervision, coordination, and general support to the District’s overall operations.
Administration supports the District in the achievement of its mission and vision by overseeing areas pertaining to strategic planning, policy development, staffing and personnel management, risk management, and Civil Service. In addition, support is provided to the District’s Board of Directors, Budget Committee members, and the Civil Service Commissioners.
Finance provides financial accounting, budgeting, payroll, benefits, and reporting services for the District along with cash management and investments, fixed asset management, contract management, and strategic financial forecasting. Finance monitors all department budget activity and assures compliance with Oregon Local Budget Law.
The Fire Safety Manager is responsible for the District’s community risk and fire prevention. This position is a half-time position and is largely supplemented from volunteers in the community through the Fire Corps, and a volunteer Public Education Coordinator. The Administration Department works very closely with the other departments to provide human resource support, website administration, and legal, fiscal, and insurance compliance as well as public information dissemination.
Julie Spor – Executive Assistant
Julie has been with the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District for 17 years. Julie manages the day-to-day functions of the office, acts as Public Information Officer for the Fire District, and is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting while training in the financial functions of the District. Julie is the President for the Oregon Fire Service Office Administrators, where she has been a member for 17 years. Julie is married with two boys. She enjoys watching them participate in sports or playing piano, fishing, and hiking.
Kay Johnson – Finance Manager
Kay has a BS in Business Administration and Accounting for U of O. She has more than 20 years’ experience in Finance for both the private and public sector. In addition to acting as the Finance Manager for the District, Kay is the CFO/Controller for Western Fire Chiefs Association, Finance Consultant for Deschutes County Fire District #2 and current CEO/Owner of Sisters Meat and Smokehouse. I have served on many volunteer boards over the years including PTA, City of Wilsonville Budget Committee, and Sisters Schools Foundation. She has volunteered as a mentor for ASPIRE and Wilsonville School District, and currently volunteer as a mentor for Circle of Friends. Kay grew up in Drain, OR; is married with two children and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include traveling, camping, reading, games/puzzles, volunteering, and playing with her grandchildren.
Sarah Bialous – Office Assistant
Originally from England, Sarah moved to Sisters in 2017 and joined Sisters Fire Department in 2018 as a part-time Office Assistant. She also serves as Treasurer to the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire & Ambulance Association. Sarah has an extensive background in Office Administration, Project Management and Event Organizing. With experience spanning over 35 years, her work has taken her all around the world and has included everything from Banking to Property to International Sporting Events. Now settled in Central Oregon, Sarah enjoys her role with the Fire District and her involvement with the wider Sisters Community.
Roger Johnson – Fire Chief
Roger has been the Fire Chief in Sisters since 2012. Prior to moving to Sisters, he worked 27 years for Douglas County Fire District No. 2 in Roseburg Oregon and the City of Sutherlin Fire Department. He is a graduate of Chemeketa Community college, Eastern Oregon University and the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Roger serves on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association and represents Special Districts Association of Oregon on the State Interoperability Executive Council. He is a past President of Sisters Kiwanis Club and has served on numerous other governing bodies and boards. Roger is married with two adult children and two grandchildren. Roger enjoys all of the outdoor opportunities Central Oregon has to offer as well as the numerous festivals and events in Sisters.