Hyalite Rural Fire District Board of Trustees
(From Left to Right: Ken Beideman, Walt Zidack, Justin Jarrett, Pete Geddes, Justin Miller)
Chair: Pete Geddes, Current term: 2020-2023
Pete began his service as a trustee on the board of the Sourdough Volunteer Fire Department in 1999 and has served continuously since then. Pete and his wife Julie have three sons, two of whom served as volunteer firefighters. Pete is committed to conducting board business and department operations in a transparent, forward-looking, and fiscally responsible manner.
Vice Chair: Justin Miller, Current term: 2021-2024
Justin began his service as a fireman back in 2007. He worked his way up from a first time volunteer and ended his fire fighting as a Captain and Command officer. Justin served on the Rae board and now on the Hyalite board. Justin and his wife Jordan have 2 children. Justin is committed to a fiscally responsible and community serving department. Keeping the needs of the fire fighters and the community first.
Treasurer: Walt Zidack, Current term: 2021-2023
In 2013 Walt began serving as a trustee on the Rae Fire Service Area Board. Upon consolidation of Rae Fire Service Area and Sourdough Rural Fire District, Walt transitioned to the Hyalite Rural Fire District Board as a trustee. Working with Board colleagues and staff, Walt strives to provide constructive, transparent, and fiduciary responsible input into a Board process that continues to meet the current, and future fire and emergency service needs of Hyalite constituents.
Trustee: Jason Jarrett, Current term: 2019-2022
Jason Jarrett came to MSU from eastern Montana in 1982 and stayed. He was a Park Ranger in Yellowstone for 10 years, a volunteer fire fighter and command officer for Rae and Sourdough Fire Departments for 23 years and a Deputy Sheriff. He retired from the Sheriff’s Office in 2019 after 24 years. He has a wife, a dog and two grown sons.
Ken Beideman – Ken joins the Hyalite Rural Fire District Board of Trustees for a term of three years. Ken and his wife Diane along with two of their six children moved to Hyalite Foothills in 2019. Ken has served in leadership positions at church as an elder and clerk (board chair). Ken was involved for many years in youth football as an assistant coach.