Fire District Board of Directors

The Fire District is managed by a five member Board of Directors. Directors are elected through District-wide elections every other year. Terms are four years* in length, and the District has a two term limit.

There will be three (3) seats up for election in April 2020. For questions, self-nomination forms, or other related information, please contact our Designated Election Official (DEO) Erika Goetz at or 970-577-0900. 

Call for Nominations

* - Terms elected in 2020 and 2022 will be three years due to changes in DOLA policy. See explanation below. 

Doug Klink


Doug Klink has lived in Estes Park since 2003 with his wife and 2 children. Doug is an Antique Fire Engine restorer for KVR LLC, and is the Director of Reliance Fire Museum.

Elected to first term: 2012

Elected to second term: 2016

Ed Ford
Vice President

Ed has lived in Estes Park for 55 years. He has worked for the Estes Park Sanitation District for 38 years where he is currently the plant superintendent. Ed was on the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years, where he served as a firefighter, EMT, and Assistant Chief. Being on the board of the EVFPD, Ed's goal has been to keep the department evolving and improving to continue to be the best department possible.

Elected to first term: 2014

Elected to second term: 2018

Dave Coleson

Dave Coleson works as the facilities manager for the Estes Park School District and has been involved with the Fire District since its inception. 

Elected to first term: 2016

Mike Richardson

Mike was born in New Hampshire and grew up in the suburbs north of NY City. He moved to Estes Park in the fall of 1980 and has had 3 distinct careers and currently works as a Real Estate Broker, working at Mountain Paradise Real Estate. Mike is very proud to be an active member of the Estes Park Community.  His Fire Department experience includes being a member of the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Dept. for 4 years, serving on their Fire Board and as an Estes Park Volunteer Fire Fighter from 2003-2010. He is very proud of the service provided by the EVFPD and the members that give their time and energy to protecting life and property. He also volunteers as an auxiliary member of the EPH Ambulance team. Mike is a proud father of two children, Nathan and Alexis.

Elected to first term: 2014

Elected to second term: 2018

Jon Hodde


Appointed to fill vacated seat: January 2020

Rules for elections in Special Districts (such as the Estes Valley Fire District) are managed by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Starting in 2020, special district elections will be migrated from even years to odd years. Therefore Directors elected in 2020 and 2022 will serve a three (3) year term. Elections will then be moved to odd years (2023, 2025, etc), and return to four year terms. For more information from DOLA, click on the image below. 

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