CCFMA Governing Board
George Kleindienst Board Chairperson
George Kleindienst, Board Chairman
Initially appointed to CVFD: April 2011
Completed Terms: 2
Current Term Expires: November 2020
George was born and raised in Winslow, AZ and has spent nearly his entire life in Northern Arizona. George worked seasonally for the railroad while going to college but began his wildland firefighting career in 1973 working just south of Winslow. He spent 10 years working on Hotshot crews before accepting a management position in Williams, AZ. He remained in the Williams/Flagstaff area where he retired after 26 years of service as the Assistant Fire Management Officer for the Coconino & Kaibab National Forests. George also spent over 5 years serving on the Highlands Fire District Board of Directors before moving from Flagstaff to Camp Verde in 2009.
Carol Keeton Board Clerk
Carol Keeton – Board Clerk
Carol was born in a small town in southeastern Ohio and has lived in several places including Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, Tokyo Japan, and Pensacola, Fl before moving to Flagstaff, Arizona in 1993. She has a degree in Business and accounting from Roosevelt University and has had a career in managing large university auxiliaries including the university bookstores at The University of Chicago and Northern Arizona University. She has lived in Rimrock since 1999. After retiring from NAU she has been active in Kiwanis, Key Club, and many local civic organizations. She became a Board Member of MRFD in 2008, then CCFMA in 2016. Although Carol does not have a fire service background, she considers it an honor to serve the community with organizational, financial and management skills.
David Curtis Board Member
Dave was born in San Diego, California and raised in National City California. He arrived in Arizona in 1978 after serving three years in the US Army. Dave started his fire service career in 1979 as a hotshot with the Prescott National Forest and later that year was hired with the Central Yavapai Fire District in Prescott Valley where he spent the next 29 years. He retired as the Fire Chief from Central Yavapai Fire District in 2007. In 2010 Dave moved to Camp Verde with his wife, Louise, who is a native of Camp Verde, to be closer to most of their ten grand kids. Dave currently volunteers with the American Red Cross on both a local and national level where he has responded to several major disasters. In addition to volunteering for the Red Cross, Dave is an avid cyclist and amateur radio operator. His term expires November 2018.
Linda Welsch Board Member
As lifelong volunteer and resident of Camp Verde since 1994, Linda has served on various boards and commissions in Camp Verde including Parks and Recreation Commission, Trails and Pathways Committee, CVFD Auxiliary and Camp Verde Little League along with other youth sports organizations. Currently, Linda volunteers for the local Salvation Army, and writes and administers grants for a neighboring fire district.
Although Linda is a former District employee, her knowledge of emergency response and firefighting began thirty years ago when she married her husband, John, who is a current fire chief. To complete their firefighting family, two of their three sons are professional firefighters.
It is an honor for Linda to serve on the CVFD Board where she can actively participate in assisting the members of the District in providing the highest level of emergency response services. Her term expires November 2016.
Jerry Taylor Board Member