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Rosemount fire chief re-appointed for three-year term

Rosemount Fire Chief Richard Schroeder has been re-appointed to lead the department for three more years. City Council unanimously approved his re-appointment during its March 5 meeting.

Schroeder has been fire chief for six years and a member of the fire department for 21 years.

Rosemount City Administrator Logan Martin completed his annual performance review last year, and reported the staff is pleased with his performance and the direction he is taking the fire department.

"He is well qualified to continue in the position and it is recommended that his assignment to the position of fire chief be confirmed by the council," Martin said.

Schroeder's current term expires at the end of March. The fire department policy calls for the fire chief to be selected from applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position. Schroeder was the sole applicant for the position.

Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste thanked Schroeder for his years of service, dedication and commended him on leading the fire department.

"As I approach the completion of my sixth year as fire chief, I respect and value the opportunity to lead such a great group of people," Schroeder said. "I am excited at the chance to continue on with another term as fire chief, not only to shape and mold the staff of the department, but more importantly to protect the citizens of this great community."