Another Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commissioner resigned, the second one this year. 

Jerry Buchanan resigned last week and IFPD is soliciting resumes with a cover letter to fill the position. The deadline to submit a resume and cover letter is 5 p.m. on July 23. The next IFPD board meeting is 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. 

“After nearly nine years of serving on the board, it is time for me to spend as much time as possible with my family,” wrote Buchanan on his reason for resigning. 

The board will determine how to move forward with the vacancy at its July 28 meeting. Buchanan’s seat is up for election in November.

Earlier this year, Larry Donahoo, whose seat is also up for election in November, resigned for personal reasons. His seat was filled at IFPD’s June 30 meeting. Only one person, Dan Messina, submitted a resume and was unanimously approved by the board to fill the vacant seat left by Donahoo.