Jim Andrews was elected to the Fircrest City Council this year. He and his wife have been married for 41 years and have four children and 10 grandchildren. They have lived in the University Place/Fircrest area since 1982.
Jim sees the primary role of municipal government as providing top-quality public services. This includes:
- Police/Courts and strong Medical Aid/ Fire Services,
- Parks and Recreation services for all age groups,
- Quality Public Works.
Jim has a Masters in Business Administration in Management and retired as the Chief of Police of University Place with 29 years in Law Enforcement. He has 34 years active and reserve service in the United States Army Rangers 2/75 and is a retired Captain in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. In his careers he has worked with both large and small budgets as a finance officer and will bring this knowledge and expertise to our City Council to help keep Fircrest fiscally sound.
Jim belongs to the following organizations:
- Disabled American Veterans
- Reserve Officers Association
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- American Legion
- American Ex- Prisoners of War