John Herbert grew up in Normandy Park and moved to Maple Valley with his family in 1984. John was involved in the fire and EMS service for 44 years until his retirement in 2016. During his career he was a firefighter, paramedic, Chief of King County Medic One in South King County and Fire Chief in Black Diamond/King County Fire District #17. He also worked for Boeing and owned a small business. He began serving as a Fire Commissioner for the Maple Valley Fire Department in May 2015.
Maple Valley Fire Commissioners
Chris Bodlovic and his family have lived in the Maple Valley area since 1996. When his boys were young, he served in the community as Chairman of the Board for Renton Christian Schools. He brings practical business experience having worked in the high-tech industry for over 30 years and co-founded a green energy recruiting and consulting company in 1999. He initially became involved with the Maple Valley Fire Department by becoming a member of the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. He currently serves as commissioner on the Maple Valley Fire Department board as well as the Maple Valley Fire Department Advisory Board Member to Puget Sound Fire. Chris and his wife Carol support many charitable organizations in the community, including the Salvation Army and Vine Maple Place.
Camille Walls and her family moved to Maple Valley in 1973, her two children graduating from Tahoma High School. Camille was employed as a Civilian Fire Inspector/Investigator with Renton Fire Department (now Renton Regional Fire Authority) from 1979 – 2010, working as an Inspector, Fire Investigator, Public Educator, and working in Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention. Camille spent several years as an instructor for the International Code Council and Washington State Fire Officer Development Academy. Camille’s education includes an AA Degree in Fire Science from Bellevue Community College and many hours of continuing education. Her experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for several different organizations and volunteering as a Mentor with Renton School District. Just prior to her retirement in 2010, Camille was elected to the position of Fire Commissioner for King County Fire District No. 43 and continues to fill that position.
Ben Hayman has lived in Maple Valley with his family since 2009, and has worked full time in the fire service since 2001. During his fire service tenure, he has been a Hazardous Materials Technician, a Training Officer with the South King County Fire Training Consortium, worked in the Fire Marshal’s Office, and is currently a Battalion Chief within his organization. Ben enjoys working with the Board of Fire Commissioners and serving this great community, while supporting the men and women in the fire service.
Craig has lived in Maple Valley since 2003. He has been in the fire service for over 28 years, and having served in many different fire service positions, understands the many challenges faced by fire departments and the importance of relationships between the community and the fire department. He will continue to use his experience in labor/management relationships, budgeting, and community relationships to serve the citizens and fire department in a positive and honest capacity. He looks forward to helping in the continued success of the Puget Sound Fire and Maple Valley partnership, making sure that it serves in the best interest of the community both in service to the citizens and long-term financial viability.