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The Board meets every 3rd Wednesday at the Edgewater Inn.  The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. All Board meetings except Executive sessions are open to the public and we encourage residents to attend.


Linda Hughes
Current Board President, Linda has been a board of directors member for JCFD4' since 2005. Her and her husband have lived in Shady Cove 22 years. They both have been very active in our community, volunteering wherever they were needed. Her husband was on the city council for 10 years. They love Shady Cove and our fire department. It is her greatest honor to be President of the board. Her favorite quote, “You are braver than you believe”.

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Mike Krutsch
Vice Chairman for 4 years. Mike and his family have lived all over the world, but they are glad to be home here in the Rogue Valley.  He counts it a privilege to play a small part in JCFD4 as a board member.  He really enjoys exploring the wonders of God’s creation with his lovely wife and great kids

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Richard Higgs
Rich was elected to the JCFD4 Board in April 2020 and has been active in the Support Group since 2014. His participation on the Board is his way to be of service to and give back to his community. He was also a Volunteer Firefighter for the Mohawk Valley Rural Fire District from 1987-88. He is a retired small business owner in the construction trade. He is an avid fisherman


Bill Littlefiled
Bill started as a Director of the Board for JCFD4 in 1985 and was appointed as President of the Board in 1992. He continued to serve as President until July 2021 when he handed the gauntlet to Linda. However, he holds position for Director on the Board. Bill and his wife Sharon have been long time residents of Shady Cove. He is an Army veteran. And he even assisted with the big flood of 64’.


Ed Mayer

JCFD #4 Director Position 2 Ed has been an active volunteer for JCFD4 for over 12 years. Including past Chairman with the Support Group, member of the Budget Committee and member of the Civil Service Commission.


He was elected to the Board in May 2021.

Ed was raised in the Rogue Valley and graduated from Southern Oregon University in Criminology.


He was a member of the Jackson County Sheriff Dept. for 28 years and retired as a Captain in 2003. He and his wife Nancy moved to Shady Cove in 2007.

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