Board of Directors
The Evergreen Fire Protection District will hold a Board Election on Tuesday, May 2. The election is for two director positions on the District Board, with each position being a four year term.
We encourage Absentee Ballot voting for your convenience; however, there will be two locations for in-person voting. In person voting will be available at the Fire District Administration Building at 1802 Bergen Parkway and Wulf Rec Center located at 5300 S Olive Rd, Evergreen. Absentee Ballots are also available by filling out the Absentee Ballot Application form and submitting it before the close of business on April 25th. You can download the application by clicking here. We will also have copies of the application in the Admin office, if you prefer to pick one up in person. IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY-An absentee ballot will automatically be sent to you.
To self-nominate for one of these two positions, please download the Self-Nomination form here, complete the form and return in one of the ways listed below.
• Self-Nomination forms must be received by the Designated Election Official no later than close of business February 24th.
• Completed absentee ballots must be received by the Designated Election Official or Election Judge by 7:00pm on Election Day.
MAIL TO: CEGR
ATTN: EFPD Election DEO
44 Cook St; #620
Denver, CO 80206
EMAIL TO: MMills@CEGRLaw.com
DROP OFF: EFR Station #2
Administration Office 2nd Floor
1802 Bergen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
Special Districts were created in recognition of the fact that Colorado communities have developed within natural areas and don’t necessarily follow county boundaries. Special Districts are formed to serve a specific function (such as Fire and EMS services), and have taxing powers over the land owners within their boundaries. One third of the EFPD is in Clear Creek County and two thirds is in Jefferson County. In both counties, the District consists of “unincorporated” land, with no government below the county level.
The EFPD is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of five volunteer members, elected by the voters in the district. The current board members are:
- Stacey Ballinger (President)
- John Putt (Vice President)
- Evan Jeffries (Secretary)
- Julie Ann Courim (Treasurer)
- Richard Williams (Board Member)
EFPD Board Members Biographies
Stacey Ballinger – President
Mrs. Ballinger has been a resident of Jefferson County her entire life. She grew up in Applewood, raised her family in Lakewood and now lives in Evergreen where she plans on living the rest of her days. She and her husband are second generation owners in a family-run company that has been in business for 49 years, they’ve owned it for 19. She manages the human resources and financial department. They have 4 daughters.
John Putt – Vice President
Mr. Putt has been a resident of Evergreen since December 1967. He retired as a paramedic/firefight after 35 years of service. He is a co-owner of Windermere Real Estate Services of Evergreen. His background includes the education and design of Emergency Management programs for Fire/Law/EMS/Hospital agencies funded by the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment. He is a subject matter expert for the Colorado Division of Homeland Security, Colorado Department of Emergency Management and Colorado Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center.
Evan Jeffries – Secretary
Julie Ann Courim – Treasurer
Mrs. Courim has been an Evergreen resident since 2017 and mountain corridor community member for 24 years. She has 8 previous years of fire board experience with neighboring Foothills Fire & Rescue. She currently serves on the Soda Creek HOA Board and as an ambassador for the Fillius Park/Soda Creek CWPIP. She is an Information Technology and Project Management consultant with over 30 years’ experience working with local governments and public sector entities. She has an MBA in Finance & Marketing from CSU.
Richard Williams – Board Member
Richard O. Williams has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. in Finance from George Washington University, Washington DC. He spent 20 years in academia, teaching and researching infectious diseases in European universities, including 10 years with the World Health Organization in East Africa.
He has over 20 years of experience as a recognized investor in and manager of 10 pre-public biotechnology companies. In that capacity, he served as CEO and CFO and as a member of the Boards of Directors. For eight years, Dr. Williams was the managing partner of Mara Venture Partners, LLC. For 10 years, he served on the Board of Directors of the Endowment Committee of the American Society of Microbiology. Recently he started a financial management firm that is offering a new type of fixed income product to insurance companies and retirement finds.
From 2003 and 2015, Dr. Williams served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Beacon College in Leesburg, FL. As Chairman of the Board, he oversaw the tripling of admissions, stabilized the seasonal cash flow, and oversaw the development of new curricula and, importantly, new degree offerings.