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Grand Valley Power's members elect their board by mail-in ballots or in-person at the Annual Meeting held each summer. If three or fewer members seek election, then Grand Valley Power will forego the mail ballots and the election of the Directors will take place during the annual meeting. Grand Valley Power's board members, elected at-large, serve three-year, staggered terms.
Each Grand Valley Power member has the right to vote for up to three directors to be elected. Members have only one ballot per election, regardless of the number of accounts with Grand Valley Power. The account holder or spouse, but not both, is eligible to vote. All election and voting issues are overseen by an independent election supervisory committee.
Unlike governmental elections, not all registered voters in the household can vote in the Grand Valley Power elections. Members who are unclear of their membership or account status are urged to call Grand Valley Power's Member Services department at 970-242-0040 for verification.
Running for the Board of Directors
To be eligible to become or remain a director, a person must be a Grand Valley Power member and receive electric service from Grand Valley Power at the member's primary residence. A director cannot be engaged in a competing enterprise or in other businesses involving a conflict of interest. Grand Valley Power's bylaws provide in-depth information on director qualifications, terms, elections, meetings and officers.
Ballot Mailing Deadline
If a contested election is held, mail ballots will be delivered in mid-July. Mail ballots should be deposited with the USPS so they are received prior to the close of business on Thursday, August 3, 2023. Ballots may also be deposited in the secure ballot box located at GVP's Headquarters (845 22 Road) by 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, or at the Annual Meeting. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.
Nominating Petitions for Director on the Board of Directors
Nominating petitions for Director on the Grand Valley Power Board of Directors will be available to be picked up beginning on Monday, April 24, 2023. To pick up a petition packet, please contact our office at 970-242-0040 or stop by the headquarters at 845 22 Road in Grand Junction, CO.
The nominating petition must be signed by 15 members of the cooperative. Nominating petitions must be returned to Grand Valley Power headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2023. The election supervisory committee will verify that the candidates have received at least 15 valid signatures and hold a drawing to determine the order of the candidates on the ballot.
The 2023 Grand Valley Power Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2023 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Meyer Ballroom on the CMU campus. The Annual Report and additional information will be mailed to all members in mid-July.