Commissioner Board Meetings


Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and must be residents of the District. Board members administer the operation of a fire protection district and serve without compensation. This includes fire prevention and emergency medical services.

The Winters Fire Protection District contracts with the City of Winters to provide budgeting and  fire administrative services. These services are currently being fulfilled by City of Winters staff and include Fire Chief Jack Snyder, Administrative Director Cathy Mathews and Administrative Coordinator Gail Jimenez, they receive no compensation from the Winters Fire Protection District.

Individuals interested in serving on this advisory body may submit an application to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors’ Office, 625 Court Street, Room 204, Woodland, CA 95695 or by completing an application HERE. For more information please call the Yolo County Clerk of the Board at (530) 666-8195.

Name                                          Title                                        Term Expires

Tony Turkovich,                               Chairman                                       12/31/2025

Dennis Mariani                                Commissioner                               12/31/2023

Vacant                                                Commissioner                               12/31/2025

Colin Bettis                                        Commissioner                               12/31/2025

Gloria Lopez                                     Commissioner                               12/31/2023


For Winters Fire Protection District Biographies, please click HERE



AB 1234 requires elected and appointed officials who are compensated for their service or reimbursed for their expenses for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official duties to receive mandatory ethics training.  Ethics training for all elected and appointed officials is recommended under sections listed under Government Code section §53234(d). Despite not being directly compensated, the Winters Fire Protection District Board attend ethics training every two years. Training Certificates are available below.

Commissioner Chairman Turkovich training certificate, please click HERE

Commissioner Lopez training certificate, please click HERE

Commissioner Mariani training certificate, please click HERE



Meetings are held quarterly at the Winters Fire Department 700 Main St Winters, CA 95694 at 4:00 pm. The board may also schedule special meetings at other times when needed, and will post notice according to the Brown Act.

February 16, 2023
May 18, 2023
August 17, 2023 (re-scheduled to September 7, 2023)
November 16, 2023




Past Commissioners 1926-2002

  • Chapman 1926
  • Dexter 1926
  • Chapman 1926
  • Griffin 1926
  • McCoy
  • Tuffs
  • J.R.Chapman
  • Button
  • Pleasants
  • Rominger 1968
  • Thomas 1983
  • Pinkston 1976
  • Turkovich 1984
  • Chapman 1980
  • Ruggles 1993
  • Gilpen 2001
  • Bell 2023