(FACO VICE-CHAIR & TREASURER) Paul Cada is the Wildland Program Manager for Vail Fire and Emergency Services. In this role he is responsible for the department and Town’s preparedness and response to wildland fires. Paul works closely with town staff, community partners and cooperating agencies to build a more fire adapted community in the popular resort town. The Town of Vail is committed to reducing its risk to wildfire and providing its citizens with world class services. The numerous wildfire prevention, mitigation and response programs the town supports all work to build a “Fire Adapted Vail”. Paul is heavily involved in a number of statewide and national working groups focused on increasing the use of prescribed fire and CWPP development and implementation. Prior to joining Vail Fire Paul held the position of Assistant District Forester for the Colorado State Forest Service, Granby District where he worked on many projects to measurably reduce wildfire risks to mountain communities in Grand, Summit and Eagle Counties as well as create more healthy and resilient forests. Paul holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University and is also an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.