The Moraga-Orinda Fire District Board of Directors will soon be looking for a new member. Pete Wilson, president of the board, has submitted his resignation, effective Dec. 16, a district official said.
Wilson’s wife told me this afternoon that he will be stepping down for health reasons.
While the board vice president, currently Frank Sperling, would typically take over if the president steps down, that won’t be necessary in this case because the board will elect a new president and vice president for 2010 at their Dec. 16 meeting, as they typically do at the last meeting of the year.
The board will discuss the vacancy at their meeting Wednesday.
Wilson, an Orinda resident, was elected to the board in 1997 and has served as president in 2005 and again this year. He was appointed to the old Orinda Fire District board and was part of the group that wrote the application to LAFCO to merge the Moraga and Orinda Fire Districts.