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DVFSSD names Special Project Committee

The Dammeron Valley Fire Special Service District (DVFSSD) named four members to a Special Project Committee to oversee the construction of a new proposed building to serve the Dammeron Valley community.

The proposed building will provide a much needed expansion to Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue (DVFR) and a new Community Center for the use of everyone in Dammeron Valley. Plans for the building include apparatus and equipment storage for the fire department, as well as flexible meeting space to accommodate community gatherings and events, including kitchen facilities for catering activities. The building can also serve as an emergency facility and shelter during natural disasters.

The DVFSSD asked for applications from the community in early May and selected members based upon experience and the ability to commit the required time to the Committee. DVFSSD Board member Ryan Anderson will chair the committee, which will focus on planning, funding, and construction. The additional Committee members are:

Richard Downer - Richard has lived in Dammeron Valley since 1994 and brings 45 years of building experience to the project. Richard has served as the Architectural Consultant to Entrada and the Reserve for 20 years, and has built more than a dozen homes in Dammeron Valley, including four current projects in Pinion Hills.

Robin Fulford - Robin has lived in Dammeron Valley since 2020 and brings extensive experience in project management, operations, government proposal writing, and business. Robin holds degrees from Arizona State University in Engineering and Business.

Joyce Gaufin - Joyce is a long-time resident of Dammeron Valley and likes to remind us that she bought in Pinion Hills "before there were even roads." Joyce has 48 years in public health and has served on more than 20 boards and special committees bringing a wealth of experience related to community planning and public safety. Joyce also serves on the DVFR Grants Committee and the Dammeron Valley Landowners Association Board.

Denise Stewart - Denise has raised her family in Dammeron Valley and brings a professional background in space planning and interior design to the project. Denise holds a B.S. in Interior Design and teaches Interior Design at Dixie State University.

The DVFSSD thanks all who applied and welcomes the new members to the Special Project Committee. Your dedication to the community is appreciated.

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