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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 fall. 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 July. Mail ballots should be deposited with the USPS so they are received prior to the close of business on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Ballots may also be deposited in the ballot box at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 5, 2021. 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, May 3, 2021. 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 Monday, June 21, 2021. 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 2021 Grand Valley Power Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 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 July.
2021 Board of Directors Election Results
Grand Valley Power members have elected three directors to the Board – Brian Woods, Jesse Mease and Bill Rooks.
Mease and Rooks both ran as incumbents. They will be sworn in, along with Woods, at the monthly board meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Each will serve a three-year term and join the six other sitting directors on the cooperative’s board. The tabulation of ballots for the 2021 Board of Director’s election was conducted by the local CPA firm Chadwick, Steinkirchner, Davis & Co., P.C., under the supervision of the Grand Valley Power Election Supervisory Committee. The final vote count was:
- Brian Woods 1,189 votes
- Jesse Mease 1,123 votes
- William “Bill” Rooks 1,008 votes
- Dennis Haberkorn 1,003 votes
- Mike Simons 464 votes
Mail ballots for the election were directed to a post office box maintained by Chadwick, Steinkirchner, Davis & Co. Cooperative members who did not mail their ballots were also able to vote in-person by dropping off their ballot in a secure ballot box located at Grand Valley Power’s office or while attending the annual meeting. Grand Valley Power also extends our appreciation to Dennis Haberkorn for his 24 years of service on the board. We truly have valued all you have done for our members through the years. Thank you to all the members who participated in this year’s cooperative election!