EFPD Board Members Biographies
Jeff deDisse – President
As a member of one of the founding families in Evergreen Mr. deDisse is a lifelong resident who continues the tradition of raising cattle on land passed down through the family. Mr. deDisse has been an active volunteer with the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department for the last 17 years with several years spent as an officer and a fire investigator. He was elected to the EFPD Board in 2007. For the last 10 plus years Mr. deDisse has been employed with W.L. Contractors traveling Colorado and the country to oversee installations. His experience with personnel issues, budgets and time management make him an asset to the EFPD Board of Directors on top of his first hand knowledge of the community and the volunteer fire department.
John Anderson – Vice President
Joining the District Board in 2014 John brings 32 years of public safety operations and administrative experience. He has served in many capacities, operating as a 911 telecommunicator, firefighter-EMT, law enforcement officer, country fire warden and public safety program manager. Currently, John is the Director of the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, a non-profit organization serving Colorado State Patrol employees and their families as well as providing the motoring public with defensive driving programs throughout Colorado and many neighboring states. His training and experience with organizational management, human resources, fiduciary and statutory regulations will be a great benefit to EFPD. His family has resided in Evergreen for the last 10 + years.
Michael Gregory – Treasurer
Elected to the District Board in 2014 Michael is a retired Evergreen Volunteer Firefighter. Originally from Illinois, Michael graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Finance and then spent 25 years in the family electrical contract business. A resident of Evergreen since 2002 and having served as treasurer for the Volunteer Fire Department Michael brings a businessman’s and finance experience to the board.
Chuck Ridings – Secretary
With 32 years as the Evergreen State Farm Agent Chuck brings his knowledge of this industry to the district with his election in 2020. Chuck has worked closely with the Fire Prevention/ Risk Reduction Division over the years to help promote the importance of FireWise Communities, successful mitigation programs, and to support the development of our expanded CWPIP programs. Serving on the boards of 5 community organizations over his 30 years of volunteer work, Chuck brings an enhanced understanding of the wildfire dangers that Evergreen faces, and an eagerness to assist with further development of the strategic initiatives of the District.
John Porter – Board Member
As a retired Evergreen Volunteer Firefighter with 12 years of service, John was elected to the District Board in 2020. Currently the owner and head baker at the Evergreen Bread Lounge, John had previously worked as an emergency preparedness expert supporting federal, state, and local agencies in the development and implementation of policies related to emergency management, multi-agency unified command, terrorism preparedness, and pandemic planning. Most notably, John was instrumental in development of national homeland security policy following the events of September 11, 2001.With a master’s degree in Rhetorical Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications, John brings a different perspective to the Board of Directors.