John Herbert   Email
Position 1
Term ends: 2017


John Herbert grew up in Normandy Park and moved to Maple Valley with his family in 1984.  John has been involved in the fire and EMS service for 42 years and currently is employed as the Chief of King County Medic One in South King County.  He has also been the Fire Chief in Black Diamond /KCFD 17, worked for Boeing and owned a small business.  He has recently been appointed to fill a vacant position on the Board of Fire Commissioners for Maple Valley Fire Department.

Chris Bodlovic   Email
Position 2
Term Ends: 2017
Chris Bodlovic and his family have lived in the Maple Valley area since 1996.   He served in the community as his two boys grew as Chairman for both Renton Christian Schools and Renton Little League. He brings practical business experience having worked in the high tech industry for over 25 years and co-founded a green energy recruiting/consulting company in 1999.  Chris had a passion to get involved with the Maple Valley FD a few years ago by participating in the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.  He has also volunteered with his wife Carol for many charitable organizations, including the Salvation Army and the Genesis Project.


Camille Walls   Email
Position 3
Term ends: 2021

Camille Walls and her family moved to Maple Valley in 1973, her two children graduating from Tahoma High School. Camille has been employed as a Civilian Fire Inspector with Renton Fire Department since 1979, working as an Inspector, Fire Investigator, Public Educator and working in Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention. Camille has been an instructor for the International Code Council and Washington State Fire officer Development Academy for many years. Camille’s education includes an AA Degree in Fire Science from Bellevue Community College. Her experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for several different organizations and volunteering as a Mentor with Renton School District for several years.

VACANT Position  Email
Position 4
Term ends: 2017



Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety, (King County Fire District No. 43) is now accepting letters of interest and resumes from residents of the Fire District whom would like to be considered for the recently vacated position on the District’s Board of Fire Commissioners.  This position will require approximately a 1 year commitment.



Bill VanRuff  Email
Position 5
Term ends: 2019

Bill VanRuff was appointed Commissioner of Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety in 2010. Bill and his wife, Sue, and their family have lived in the Maple Valley area since 1975. They have owned and operated Wilderness Chevron for about 35 years. Bill is active in many local service organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce and was the Planning Commissioner for the City of Maple Valley for five years, setting up the first comprehensive plan. Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen made Bill a Washington General because of his state and community involvement. Bill has served on the 2008 and 2010 Pro Levy Committee, and the Long range Planning Committee for Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety.