District Board

Meet the Board

Arvada Fire Protection District is governed by a five-member board, elected by District voters. 

President Jim Whitfield Director Whitfield and his wife Carmen have been married for over 26 years and have Whitfield_2018two grown sons. He is part owner of a workplace technology company that has been based in Arvada since 1984. He attended Arvada High School and has earned degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Houston. Jim brings knowledge of special district issues through his experience at the Colorado Special Districts Association (SDA),the Apex Park and Recreation District, the Red Rocks College Foundation, and the Arvada Economic and Development Association. With his broad experience, Jim will help AFPD with the building of its two new stations, state-level finance and revenue related issues, local intergovernmental issues, and District community outreach programs. Jim would like to see Arvada Fire continue to be a leader in the areas of employee safety and wellness and service to its citizens.

Vice President Bob Loveridge Director Loveridge and his wife have been married for 30 years and have two Loveridge_2018grown sons. He has been an Arvada building contractor for 35 years. Bob’s other interests include vintage cars, woodworking, gardening, and working with people.  Bob brings knowledge of Special District operations and other government entities with which the District Board interacts, from his experience with the Apex Parks and Recreation District, the Jefferson County Building Code Board, as well as the Arvada Board of Adjustments. A native of Arvada, he has always been proud of the Arvada Fire Protection District and the great service provided to the community.  Bob’s goal is to see the District continue this reputation and be one of the most efficient and highly rated Fire Districts in the United States. 

Secretary Ted Terranova Ted is a former Arvada City Councilman. He is retired and was the former owner terranova_[jppof Aaark Total Home Services for 35 years in Arvada. Served on the Arvada Planning Commission, the Arvada Urban Renewal Board and the Arvada Variance Board. Ted was elected to the Arvada Fire Protection District  Board in 2008. He was reelected in 2012 and left in 2016  when he was term-limited and left as the President of the Board. During his time on the Fire Board Ted helped encouraged the building of station #2, the seeking of proper funding thru a  voter approved mill levy increase in 2010. Ted also encouraged the department to seek outside certification of the department. Which still stands today. The ambulance service was also at Ted's urging in 2013. Ted sought to bring people together for the common good of “service” to the community. Ted believes in working with the Union and all its members as way to guarantee the best and most efficient public service group in the state. 

Treasurer Andrea Romero Andrea was elected to her first term in May 2020.RomeroShe has been married for 17 years and has two daughters, one at Lincoln Academy and one at Arvada West High School. She graduated from Western Colorado University in 2002 with a degree in kinesiology and is now a self-employed owner and financial rep with COUNTRY Financial with an office near Olde Town Arvada. She has been a long-time member of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. Andrea lives, works and plays in Arvada, loves the community and is excited to serve on the board of directors.

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Mark McGoff Mark has been a resident of Arvada since 1994.IMG_0623He has bee been married to his wife for 50 years and are the parents of one son. Mark retired in 1998 from his position of prison warden and administrator with the Colorado Department of Corrections after a career of twenty-five years. During his career and since his retirement he has served in elective office (Arvada city council 2007-2019), in numerous appointed offices at the municipal, county, and state levels, and in leadership positions with various service and volunteer organizations. In 2005 he was honored by the Chamber of Commerce as Arvada’s Man of the Year.