Darryl Croft

Town Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 928-636-2646

A native of the St. Louis, Missouri area, Darryl served in the United States Navy for over 22 years in a variety of technical and administrative assignments in aircraft maintenance, technical and management training, and organizational development. Darryl was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, Brunswick, Georgia, Memphis, Tennessee, and San Diego, California and deployed on board aircraft carriers in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas and Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Before his retirement from the Navy in 1984, he served as the Command Master Chief of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 112, ashore at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California and deployed in the western Pacific onboard aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ranger (CVA 61).

During his naval career, Darryl earned undergraduate degrees in Industrial Management and Business Administration and a graduate degree in Business Administration. Wanting to teach in the field of adult education, Darryl returned to university to earn a Master of Science in Instructional Technology degree. Employed by the Imperial Irrigation District, a major California public power and water delivery company, Darryl developed and conducted management and technical training programs.

While teaching business courses at Imperial Valley College, he also held positions as Director of Personnel Services and Dean of Vocational Education. He later returned to the Imperial Irrigation District to manage the Human Resources Department and assume responsibility for all human resources, labor and industrial relations, plant security, and loss control functions.

Active in community affairs, Darryl served on the Imperial Valley Community College Foundation Board of Directors, Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, Literacy Volunteers of America, Imperial County Substance Abuse Advisory Board, and El Centro Rotary Club. In January of 2005, Darryl and his wife, Donna, purchased property in Chino Valley. The same year Donna retired from her teaching position with the community college and they began relocating her to their retirement home.

Darryl followed in 2006 and has since served as President of the Parkside Village Homeowners Association, President of the Rotary Club of Chino Valley, Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Town of Chino Valley Streets and Highways Advisory Committee.

Vice Mayor Croft's Term Expires December of 2016. 

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