The Cottleville Fire District board of directors has announced after their meeting on Monday, January 25th, that Chief Rob Wylie has notified them earlier this month of his intent to retire at the end
of 2016. The board also announced that in accordance with the District’s succession plan, they have appointed Assistant Chief Dean Everett to the position of Fire Chief effective February 1st.
Wylie will remain with the District in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer. He will manage the transition process and oversee the administrative functions of the District during the transition. “It has been one of the greatest honors of my career to work with the men and women of this District” Wylie said. “It is the mark of a strong, stable organization when we have capable, qualified leaders that have been developed from within our ranks that are ready to step up and lead the District forward”
Wylie has served as Chief since 2005 after serving 14 years with Central County Fire & Rescue and five years with the St. Charles Fire District. He added “30 years is a good career in this business. I am ready to take on some new challenges and spend more time with my family. I know the District is in great hands with Chief Everett at the helm”.
Wylie’s official last day will be December 30, 2016.