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Board of Directors

The Golden Valley Fire Relief Association is managed by a group of seven officers, which includes a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and two trusties. These roles cover many responsibilities including administrating the firefighters pension fund, coordinating several events throughout the year, and working with city staff on behalf of its members.

Board Members

As president of the Golden Valley Fire Relief Association, Dominique Guzman is responsible for general supervision of the association and board. He also facilitates board and general membership meetings, shows constant regard and assurance that the best interest of the general membership is being served and promotes association camaraderie. Dom is the Lieutenant at GVFD Station One and has served the department for five and a half years. His full-time job is a 6th Grade Teacher at Central Park Elementary in the Roseville Area School District. His family, Jessica (11 years married), Tyler(16), Jaxson(7) and Grayson(6) are huge supporters of his services. When Dom isn’t busy serving the GVFD and GVFRA, you can find him staying active and running.

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As the vice president of the Golden Valley Fire Relief Association, Jon is responsible for performing the
duties of the president during absence, provides assistance as needed for execution of association activities, and organizes all fundraising events, public relations and social events including the annual Street Dance. Jon is a fourth-year firefighter and highly involved with the GVFD and GVFRA. His wife Amy not only supports Jon in all his fire service efforts but oversees the GV Fire Family group. Jon is proud papa to two amazing dogs, and likes to work out, play trivia and enjoy craft beers in his spare time.

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As the Golden Valley Fire Relief Association treasurer, Chris has many responsibilities that include managing, controlling and reporting on all cash flows in and out of the accounts of the association, reconciling and reporting on the association accounts, and assisting the president to inform and educate city officials on audit and financial positions. One of his most important duties is to keep and maintain records of current, deferred and retired firefighter’s pension calculations and distributions. Chris is a 22-year member of the Golden Valley Fire Department and is a full-time real estate agent, investor and property manager. He is supported by his wife, Lisa, and their sons, Jacob and Peter.

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As secretary of the Golden Valley Fire Relief Association, Matt Preston is responsible for publish notices of meetings of the association, maintain all necessary association records and rosters, and develop and assist with conducting association orientation for new members. Matt has been on the Golden Valley Fire Department for nearly 15 years and serves on the nearby West Metro Fire Department, as well. Along with his dedication to the GVFRA, Matt is the Captain at fire station three in Golden Valley and his full-time job is a software engineer. He is supported by his wife and two children.

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Mike Palmer serves as one of two trustees for the Golden Valley Fire Relief Association. A trustee’s responsibilities include assisting board members in their duties when requested, assisting in the development of association operational processes, and learning the roles of other board officers with the intention of achieving higher office. Mike is also a lieutenant at station two and has served the GVFD for 3-plus years. His full-time job is a project manager for a commercial general contractor and is celebrating 25 years of being married to his wife, Jennifer. They have one son, Isaac, who is in his second year in college. Mike rejoined the fire service after being away for 15 years. He’s said, “You’re never too old to follow a dream in life.”

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As the newest member of the Golden Valley Fire Relief Association board, Tariq is the second trustee in the organization. A trustee’s responsibilities include assisting board members in their duties when requested, assisting in the development of association operational processes, and learning the roles of other board officers with the intention of achieving higher office. He also puts in a lot of extra time creating and maintaining the GVFRA website. Tariq, and his wife Jen Chen, have served the GVFD for over a year. They have a dog named Yoshi. When not responding to calls, working as a software engineer and doing many extra things for the GVFD and GVFRA, Tariq is enjoying curling in the winter and softball in the summer.

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