The citizen members of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Finance Committee are Chris Davis and Susan Weisbart. David Gogerty was chosen as an alternate citizen member.

The commission established the Finance Committee in November. Besides two citizen members, two commissioners and the fire chief will compose the committee. Its function is to assist the chief in preparing a budget for the next fiscal year and to monitor it during the year.

Six individuals, including the three chosen for the committee, submitted applications. Davis, a Mountain Center resident, is the Idyllwild Association of Realtors president and retired from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department as a captain.

Weisbart is on the Mountain Disaster Preparedness board and has extensive experience working with local government finance. Gogerty, a Fern Valley resident, is an economic consultant experienced with the U.S. Navy and RAND.

Commissioners Nancy Layton, committee chair, and Jeannine Charles-Stigall are the other committee members. A meeting has not been scheduled. These committee meetings are open to the public.