The Verde Valley Fire District Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Board Member Don Eberle at their regular meeting on Dec. 19, 2017. Mr. Eberle’s tenure on the Board began in December 2014. He served two years as the Board Clerk and, most recently, served as the Board Chairman. Mr. Eberle’s letter of resignation states that he and his wife are moving out of state; therefore he must resign. Don Eberle became the Fire Chief of Verde Rural Fire District in 1997 and retired from the District in 2005. By that time Verde Rural had merged with Cornville Page Springs to become Verde Valley Fire District. At that time he had over 40 years in the fire service, 25 years of which was as a fire chief. He came out of retirement in 2006 to become the Interim Chief of Clarkdale Fire Department to assist with its transition into a fire district.