GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. - (August 7, 2020) – Grand Valley Power, an electric cooperative serving over 18,000 members in Mesa County and surrounding areas, announced today that the members have elected three directors to the Board - Janie VanWinkle, Don McClaskey and Joe Burtard.
VanWinkle and McClaskey both ran as incumbents. They will be sworn in, along with Burtard, at the August 19, 2020 monthly board meeting. 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 2020 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:
- Janie VanWinkle 1,709 votes
- Don McClaskey 1,249 votes
- Joe Burtard 1,070 votes
- Robert Saunders 1,064 votes
- Tom Benton 820 votes
Mail ballots for the election were directed to a post office box maintained by Chadwick, Steinkirchner, Davis & Co. Cooperative members were also able to vote in-person by dropping off their ballot in a secure ballot box located at Grand Valley Power’s office.
You can visit our website for more information about the election procedure and results at gvp.org/director-elections.