Departing fire chief says thank you to community

I want to take this opportunity t0 thank the residents of Kent and the City Council for allowing me to hold the position of fire chief for the past 15 years.

When my wife Kathy and I relocated to Kent, we did not know, nor had we experienced, the Kent way of life. It did not take long to learn that the Kent way of life was the tremendous pride in our community and the residents who live in Kent who make this city a great place to live.

The special friendships and relationships that developed over time are memories that will last a lifetime, and I will always cherish them.

There is saying, “People might forget what you say or what you did, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.” Kathy and I have always felt welcomed in Kent because the residents care about each other and the image it projects for our city.

Please recognize the distinctive image you have earned over the years, as many cities want what the city of Kent represents, but few can have or obtain that pride.

The opportunity to serve as your fire chief was an honor and a privilege that I will respect forever.

Thank you,

Jim Schneider, fire chief, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

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