The next leader of the Napa Fire Department will be a familiar face.
Napa City Manager Mike Parness has chosen Battalion Chief Steve Brassfield to take the helm as Fire Chief of the Napa Fire Department when current Chief Mike Randolph retires at the end of the year. He will step into his new role on January 1, 2017. It was announced in September that Randolph would retire on December 31, 2016, after nearly 28 years of dedicated service with the department. “Steve is mission-oriented and relationship-driven,” said Parness, “with an emphasis on providing leadership focused on the future and meeting the changes and demands of fire service. I know he will continue to uphold the legacy of the Napa Fire Department.”
Brassfield spent over 5 years as an emergency medical technician and a paramedic before starting his career in fire service here in Napa 22 years ago, as a firefighter and paramedic. After less than six years, he was promoted to fire captain, serving as a training officer and a truck captain, then shift battalion chief in 2012. In 2016, he was appointed to Administrative Battalion Chief. Brassfield brings with him an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and an MBA in Public Administration.
Brassfield is also currently part of the 30th class of Leadership Napa Valley. Napa Mayor Jill Techel says, “Steve is prepared to take on the new challenges that are ahead, and his constant drive to improve, learn and grow will continue to benefit our residents, our city and our fire department. I am thrilled to welcome him to his new role as Chief.”
Dedication to serving the community was Brassfield’s main driver in his decision to go into fire service and continues to this day. “His commitment to our citizens, as well as our city council and staff, is apparent in his work ethic,” said Fire Chief Mike Randolph. “I am confident that the department will be in good hands when I pass the torch to Steve after my retirement.”
In his current role with the Napa Fire Department, Brassfield manages the City of Napa’s Disaster Preparedness and Reserve Firefighter Programs, and serves as mentor and coach as part of the Workforce Development Program, among many other responsibilities. He lives in Napa with his wife, Carina, and they have two grown children, Katelynn and Tyler.
“I feel blessed to be a part of and serve the Napa community. Our fire department will continue to do great things and maintain the excellence our community expects of us,” Brassfield said. “I am thankful for this amazing opportunity.”
The City of Napa Public Works Department issued a Request for Qualifications for Design-Build Services for the Dwight Murray Plaza.
The Project includes reconstruction of the existing Dwight Murray Plaza to create an entirely at-grade public space. The public space shall complement and enhance surrounding uses while providing a useful gathering space, recreational use and a place for public art.
The design-build team will be responsible for all design & construction services associated with the demolition of existing improvements, filling the below-grade portion of the Plaza, providing adequate surface drainage, installing a new Plaza surface and other landscape pavers and providing electrical service for lighting as well as planting trees and landscaping.
RFQ: Dwight Murray Plaza Due: November 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM
RFQ Issued……………………………………………………….………………………………. 10/17/16
Non-mandatory Information Meeting……………………………………… 10:30AM on 10/25/16
Inquiry Deadline……………………………………….……………………..…... 4:00PM on 10/28/16
Qualifications Due ……………………………….………………………………. 4:00PM on 11/18/16
For more information contact:
Demery and Associates
To view the RFQ in full, click here.
The City of Napa has released a Call for Artists for the 2017-2019 Napa Art Walk. This next iteration for the two-year sculpture exhibition from May 2017 through April 2019 will be the fifth since the program began in 2009. Up to 15 new sculptures will be chosen to participate in the exhibit.
The theme for the 2017-2019 exhibit is “Shifting Perspective.” The City is seeking artworks that demonstrate the power of perspective: art that changes depending upon how, when and where it is viewed. This may take the form of a shift in scale, context, construction or some other aspect; some things that are hidden in one view become visible in another, or arrangements of things may be easier to recognize from one perspective than another. The intention is to make viewers pause, reflect or take note and to personalize the phrase, “When you change the way you look at things, the way things look starts to change.”
The call is open to professional artists over 18 living or working in these Western states: AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OR, UT or WA. The deadline for entries is December 1, 2016 at Midnight, PST. The full call for artists may be viewed at Call for Entry Napa Art Walk.
In addition to the new call for artists, the City has also refreshed program branding. There is a new logo and website design, still at www.NapaArtWalk.org.
Click here for the Call for Entries.
Napa Art Walk: Program Info
Napa Art Walk is a two-year exhibition of original, high-quality sculpture showcased in public areas around Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Each exhibition comes from a juried selection of submissions from artists working in the Napa region and the Western United States (CA, OR, WA, AZ, NV, ID, UT and CO).
Approved by Napa City Council in 2009, the program will launch its fifth exhibition in May 2017. It has garnered both regional and national attention as an innovative Napa Valley visitor experience that highlights the region’s cultural vibrancy. It has also been featured in several media outlets including The Miami Herald, 7 x 7 Magazine, The Washington Post, and Sunset Magazine. Top Events USA credits Napa ARTwalk for, “establishing Napa itself as a cultural destination.”
For more information about the program and past exhibits, please visit www.NapaArtWalk.org.
Napa Art Walk Curator
Sr. Project Coordinator, City of Napa
Economic Development Division
Due to inclement weather, the Napa Fire Department’s Open House, scheduled for this Saturday, October 15, has been cancelled. We will bring this great event back next year, even better than ever! In the meantime, stay safe and dry this weekend, and...
Don’t Wait, Check the Date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
The Police Departments of the Cities of Napa, Calistoga, St. Helena, American Canyon, and Town of Yountville, together with the Napa County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host collection events for unused medications and sharps (used needles and lancets) on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10am – 2pm, at several locations in Napa County.
Residents are encouraged to safely dispose of their unused or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications at any of six drop-off locations. These one-day drop-off sites will legally accept federally-designated “controlled” substances that include even highly additive prescription medications such as morphine and OxyContin as well as illegal narcotics such as LSD and ecstasy. Some, but not all of the sites will also accept home-generated sharps. This service is free and anonymous.