Meet The Board of Commissioners

The East Valley Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners would like to thank the East Valley community for their continued support!

Chairman of the Board Les Riel

Les Riel first started serving YCFD #4 in 1996 when he was elected to the position of Fire Commissioner. Les owns a glazing business in the Yakima Valley and currently serves as board member with the Washington State Fire Commissioners Association along with leading their educational committee. Les and his Family reside just outside the City of Moxee.

Vice-Chairman of the Board Tyler Brandt

Tyler grew up in the Wapato area on the family fruit business and served on Y.C.F.D # 5, City of Wapato, and City of Toppenish for several years as a volunteer firefighter/ E.M.T before moving his family to East Valley in Spring 2013.  Tyler served YCFD # 4 as a volunteer Firefighter/ E.M.T from April of 2013 to November 2017.  In September of this year the opportunity to serve the East Valley community once again presented itself due to a vacancy and was appointed to the position of Fire Commissioner. Tyler is Vice President of his family’s business’s Proprietary Variety Management and Brandt’s Fruit Trees.  Tyler along with his wife and three sons reside just outside the city of Moxee.

Fire Commissioner Ben St. Mary

Ben first started serving YCFD #4 as a Firefighter in 1999 retiring from service in 2004. Then in 2017 he decide to run for and was elected to the position of Fire Commissioner starting in January of 2018. Ben is currently a Ranch Manager at Black Star Ranches in Moxee. He and his Family reside just outside of the city of Moxee.