KAHULUI – The Maui County Fire and Public Safety Commission has just completed its annual evaluation of Fire Chief, Jeffrey Murray for calendar year 2014. The evaluation is mandated by the Maui County Charter.
The evaluation took into consideration Chief Murray’s demonstration of leadership; communication; the annual review and update of the MFD strategic plan; department participation in community activities; maintaining leadership, promoting a professional presence in the community; managing the department’s budget; implementation of new and progressive training programs; cooperation with other departments and agencies; and the additional challenge of supervising the transfer of the Ocean Safety Division from the Department of Parks and Recreation, to the Department of Fire and Public Safety.
This change was directed by the most recent amendment of the County Charter. The transition has been smooth and – according to members – seamless.
“Chief Murray has once again performed exceptionally well in relation to the Commission’s expectations. The Commission finds Chief Murray to be a very capable manager with the ability to lead effectively. He is progressive in his approach to the management of the Department and will continue to be a Fire Chief of which Maui County can be proud ,” said Fire and Public Safety Commission Chair, William “Butch” Soares.