Directors Kim Evans and Steven Swyers of the Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted at the June 30 Board Meeting to hire the international search firm of Grant Cooper, an executive search firm specializing in the health care industry, to identify candidates for the position of Fire Chief.  Director Robin Harris opposed the motion after labeling it an excessive and unnecessary expense to the taxpayers of the Monarch Fire District.

Estimated cost may exceed $50,000!!

No St. Louis County fire district has EVER successfully employed a search firm to find a fire chief.  In fact Monarch has a Human Resources Director who recently conducted a similar search for a new Fire Marshall at virtually NO COST to the District.

The Monarch Concerned Taxpayers label this a complete waste of taxpayer dollars by Evans and Swyers.

If you are outraged let them know what you think:

Board President Kim Evans –

Director Steven Swyers –