Board members are elected by the residents of Apple Valley. Elected Board Members serve for a term of four years. The Fire District’s Board Meetings are held monthly.  The Board meeting dates and times are posted on the website. The public is welcome and invited to attend.

DAN LEARY – Board President
TERM OF OFFICE:  DECEMBER 2016 TO NOVEMBER 2020
Director Dan Leary has lived in Apple Valley since 1979.  While currently retired, Mr. Leary worked as a teacher and administrator in education for more than 40 years with 30 of those years spent right here in Apple Valley.   Director Leary has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Apple Valley Police Activities League (AV PAL) and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation.  He was first elected to the Fire District’s Board of Directors in 2012.
BRETT SAVAGE – Board Vice President
TERM OF OFFICE: DECEMBER 2016 TO NOVEMBER 2020
Director Savage was born and raised in the High Desert and has lived in Apple Valley for more than 29 years. Mr. Savage received an appointment to the Board in February 2016, and was appointed in lieu of election in November 2016.  His current term runs through December 2020.  Brett has worked for retired Congressman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) in Washington DC and ran for the 33rd State Assembly District in 2014. Currently Director Savage is a professor at Orange Coast College where he teaches political science courses.
COLLEEN KUHN
TERM OF OFFICE: DECEMBER 2018 TO NOVEMBER 2022
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Director Colleen Kuhn has more than 30 years’ experience in law enforcement, as a paramedic and the fire service beginning her career right here at Apple Valley Fire. As a long-time resident of Apple Valley and previous Board Director, Ms. Kuhn has also worked as a State Commissioner for California’s Emergency Services Authority which oversees all emergency medical services from first aid, paramedics, air and ground medical transport to emergency hospitals. Ms. Kuhn has a deep understanding of the challenges facing public safety in our community particularly with regard to the recruitment of qualified professional firefighters. She has personally worked on large devastating fires and other events. She knows how good professional training kept her crew and others safe while helping the victims of those tragic events. As a member of the Board of Directors, Colleen Kuhns brings valuable experience in the development of special programs, understanding and knowledge of today’s needs in public safety, and valuable policy development and legislation experience at the state level.
AARON CONLEY
TERM OF OFFICE:  DECEMBER 2018 TO NOVEMBER 2022

Director Aaron Conley has dedicated nearly 14 years to public safety as a Deputy Sheriff for the citizens of San Bernardino County and Apple Valley. Born and raised in Apple Valley, Aaron has a sense of pride in the Fire District and believes citizens should have and expect a highly trained and properly equipped department with decisions looked at from a public safety standpoint first. Director Conley has first-hand experience working day-to-day next to the District’s firefighters and understands the need for a more progressive approach for the District.

Director Conley has also served on the Police Activities League Executive Board as the Sergeant-at-Arms.

AConley@avfpd.org

MICHAEL KAREN
TERM OF OFFICE:  DECEMBER 2016 TO NOVEMBER 2020
For more than 17 years Director Karen has called the Victor Valley home. Mr. Karen was a local business owner for many years running a very successful landscaping company. Appointed to the Board in February 2016, Director Karen is an elected member of the Republican Central Committee, Victor Valley Republican, Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

MKaren@avfpd.org

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