Every member, no matter how big or small, has a voice and a vote
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 on the Grand Valley Power account is eligible to vote. All election and voting issues are overseen by an independent election supervisory committee. Ballots are required to be postmarked by July 30, 2018, and will be accepted through August 2, 2018. You may also choose to vote during the annual meeting, rather than a mail-in ballot.
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.
2018 Board of Directors whose terms expire are: Dennis Haberkorn, Jim O’Connor and Bill Rooks.
Nominating petitions will be available to be picked up beginning May 14, 2018 at the Grand Valley Power office. Petitions must be signed and returned no later than the close of business on June 18, 2018. The Annual Meeting of Grand Valley Power and the election of directors will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Colorado Mesa University Meyer Ballroom.