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Board Members

Christine Boyd - Term expires December 6, 2024

        Chris (nickname Wick) was elected to the Board in November, 2020, after serving for 4 years as founding Chair of the Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Council (where she still serves). Her goal is to support the ongoing improvement, financing, and fire prevention efforts of the RVCFD, to help meet the increasingly urgent fire and life safety issues in our community. Chris served for over 32 years in the County of Orange, including 22 years in management positions in the Orange County FIre Authority. There, she worked in budget and administration, emergency management, disaster preparedness, and hazardous materials. By the time of her retirement, Chris was Deputy Fire Marshal managing 25 staff responsible for annual inspections, code enforcement, fee programs, and environmental management programs. She represented the fire service in the State-wide Certified Unified Program Agency haz mat regulatory program, developed and monitored legislation, taught supervision and leadership courses, and oversaw management of the County Emergency Operations Center.

Steve Rugg - Term expires December 2, 2022

Director Rugg-  is a long-time resident of Redwood Valley that was appointed to the Board in November 2009.    He and his wife Holly raised both of their daughters here, where they attended and participated in the public school system.    Mr. Rugg has a BA degree in Environmental Planning from UCSC and a general contractor's license.   He currently works as the Construction Manager for health clinics in Lake and Mendocino Counties, helping those clinics expand their facilities and services.   His contributions to RVCFD have included the drafting of the Administrative Policies and Procedures manual, the Emergency Vehicle Policies manual and the 2019 Strategic Plan.

John Strangio - Term expires Deceimber 6, 2024

Linda Talso - Term expires December 2, 2022

James Tuso - Term expires December 6, 2024