Published on October 06, 2020
At the September 14, 2020 City Council meeting, the City showed the following video of Mayor Göran Eriksson reading a short biography of Chief Kenneth Powell and administering the Oath of Office.
Chief Powell began his career with the City of Culver City fire service in 1993 as a reserve/volunteer firefighter. Since that time, he has served as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Captain, and Battalion Chief. In 2018, he was appointed as the Assistant Fire Chief and in that capacity was responsible for Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Telecommunications and Emergency Preparedness. Most recently, since April 2020, he has been acting Fire Chief.
"I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the Culver City community. I have felt so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for this fire department, in this City. It was a dream of mine to be hired here—the place where I grew up—throughout my years of testing with many different agencies. I am extremely grateful that my dream came true. I have always appreciated the opportunity I was given and have never taken it for granted. To have the chance to lead this department moving forward is the opportunity of a lifetime," said Chief Powell.
City Council appointed Chief Powell as Fire Chief on August 24, 2020.