Duane Yates is a newly elected Commissioner as of May, 2023 to King County Fire Protection District 47. Bringing with him a background in the finance industry spanning over 10 years. As a seasoned financial professional, Duane has gained extensive experience in budgeting, financial planning, and risk management. Skills that he plans to leverage to ensure the district's fiscal sustainability and responsiveness to the community's needs.
As a newly elected official, Duane recognizes the challenges facing the district, including growing population, and increasing demand for services. To address these challenges, Duane plans to focus on strategic planning, resource allocation, and community outreach. He will work closely with the district's leadership team to develop a comprehensive plan that prioritizes the needs of the community while ensuring the district's fiscal sustainability.