Portland City Manager, Tutt Gorman appoints Zachary Waltersdorf as the incoming Ambulance Director for the City of Portland. City Manager Gorman stated that “Mr. Waltersdorf has the skillset and expertise necessary to successfully lead the Department into the future.” Mr. Waltersdorf worked as a full-time paramedic since 2014 and part-time EMT since 2008. Mr. Waltersdorf also serves as Captain on the Portland Area Fire Authority. Mr. Waltersdorf lives in Portland with his wife, Brittany and son, Ryker with another child on the way.
The current Ambulance Director, Phil Gensterblum, who recently announced his retirement which becomes effective August 1, 2020, also expressed his support for Waltersdorf to succeed him -- “I think Zac is the appropriate choice and he will do a good job.”
Mr. Waltersdorf will assume the Director role on August 3, 2020.