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The SFPD Strategic Plan

The Sunshine Fire Protection District Board initiated a strategic planning process in mid-2023 to document current conditions, consider trends and future needs, and guide the direction and priorities of the District. The last plan was developed in 1985!   It is the Board’s desire to develop a roadmap for the District that reflects the values of the Sunshine community and considers the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the District.

Click below for links to the current Strategic Plan meeting agendas:

Strategic Plan Process

Focus Teams

The Strategic Planning Committee has established four Focus Teams to support the committee and focus on specific topic areas. These teams will report findings to the committee and will vary in duration and number depending on need. The four Focus Teams and the committee leads for the teams are:

Financial & Capital Investment Priorities: Consider revenue sources including fundraising, grants, dispatch program and priorities for capital investments.
Sam Mishkin - lead


Service Priorities: Consider service level priorities across SFPD services, including medical, structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle crashes, and all-hazard.
Pat Noyes – lead

Organization Structure & Staffing Priorities: Consider staffing options including training, certifications, paid employees, dispatch program, merging with other districts, and the need for non-responder volunteers.
Jean Gatza – lead

Apparatus Priorities: This team will update apparatus plan to reflect the current apparatus, and consider the future needs and costs of apparatus.
Alan Kirton - lead


If you would like to get involved in any of these Focus Teams, please let the lead for the team know!!


The Strategic Planning Committee meetings are open to the public and held at 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of the month at Station 1. Please feel free to join us. The Committee will also schedule Focus Team and community update meetings throughout the process, look for email and newsletter announcements. Agendas are posted on the Sunshine webpage


Every Sunshine resident is welcome and encouraged to participate in the Strategic Plan Process.  Contact us if you would like to learn more!

Pat Noyes, Committee Chair

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