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Board of Directors

 The Board of Directors for Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 consists of five residents or property owners who are elected by the public. They serve four-year, staggered terms. The Board of Directors establishes fire district policy through the passage of resolutions and ordinances. The Board of Directors also adopts the district budget, approves appropriations and levies taxes.


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Director Matthew Silva

Matthew Silva - President - click here to email

Position 1

Started on Board: 2001

Term expires 6/30/2021

Occupation:  Fire Lieutenant – Portland Fire Bureau since 1999

Matthew served as a volunteer firefighter for Estacada from 1988 through 2001.





Director Ken Oliver
Director Ken Oliver

Ken Oliver- Member - click here to email

Position 2

Started on Board: 2019

Term expires 6/30/2023

Occupation: Business Owner - Structural Steel Fabrication

Ken began at Estacada Fire as a volunteer firefighter in 1994. He believes it is both an honor and privilege to be able to give back to the community in this way. He feels that as a board member, he can use his experiences to help shape the future of Estacada Fire. 



Paul Miller - Member - Click here to email

Position 3


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Director Ed Thoreson

Ed Thoreson - Member - click here to email

Position 4

Started on Board: 1985

Term expires 6/30/2021

Occupation: Dentist

Ed considers himself fortunate to serve as a volunteer Board Director. He states "Estacada is a great community and we are indeed lucky to have a fire district with volunteers and paid staff that are so well trained and dedicated to our community."

Hobbies: gardening and fishing



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Director John McAdoo

John McAdoo - Secretary/Treasurer - click here to email

Position 5

Started on Board: 2005

Term expires 6/30/2023

Occupation: Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal – Retired

John started his fire service career in June 1963 at Milwaukie Rural Fire Proection District #56. He has lived in the Estacada area since 1979. He was self-employed for 9 years in the forest products transportation business.

John has over 28 years in the fire service, including 18 years with Estacada Fire District.