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GVRTC - Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee  

Upcoming Workshop and/or Meeting Information

  •  Date:          Monday, May 22, 2017  **Cancelled**
  •  Time:          3:00pm 
  •  Location:    525 S. 6th Street, 2nd Floor, Grand Junction, CO
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The Regional Transportation Planning Office hosts monthly meetings for the policy making group known as the Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee (GVRTC). The GVRTC is composed of a single elected representative from Mesa County, Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade. The GVRTC was formed to administer the state and federally mandated planning activities for the Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Mesa County Transportation Planning Region (TPR) and the Grand Valley Transit (GVT) system. Click here for the Bylaws of the GVRTC.    

GVRTC Voting Members 

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Penny Prinster - is the Chair and a Palisade Board of Trustee. Penny was raised in Grand Junction, Colorado and is a self proclaimed "citizen of the world." She attended Lincoln Park Elementary School, St. Joseph Catholic School, Grand Junction Junior High, St. Scholastic Academy, McLennan Community College and the University of Texas Medical - Houston. In the past 23 years that Penny has lived in Palisade she has been appointed to the Board of Trustees two times, serving a two year term each time, and has been elected to the Board of Trustees twice, once serving a two year term and now she will serve a four year term. She sits on the Mesa County EMS Council as as apointee of Mesa County. Penny serves as the Co-Chair for the Palisade Cen-Ten Committee. Penny graciously accepted the award for the Palisade Chamber of Commerce's "Citizen of the Year" for 2014.   

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Phyllis Norris - is the Vice Chair and a member of the City of Grand  Junction City Council and is currently the mayor.  She is a Grand Junction native and has three children who live in the Grand Valley with their families. Phyllis worked for City Market for 40 years. She started as a clerk in 1970, worked numerous management positions and was promoted to President in 2001. She retired from City Market in 2011. During her time at City Market she was involved in planning for company and job growth, financial management, development of associates and managing operations. She also worked on various corporate committees to help grow and develop the business.  She served on the Governor's Workforce Development Council, worked on the Mesa County Economic Development Plan and the Governor's TBD Planning. She has served on numerous boards in the community such as St. Mary's Hospital Board, Hilltop Community Board and Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce. 


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Scott McInnis - is a member of the Mesa County Board of Commissioners.  Scott and his wife are both members of long-time multi-generational Colorado families. They reside in Grand Junction and spend free time with their family, enjoying the outdoors and the public lands. Scott studied Business at Mesa and Fort Lewis Colleges. He also attended the Colorado Police Academy and St. Mary's School of Law.

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Dave Karisny - is a member of the Fruita City Council and has lived in Fruita for many years.  Dave is a retired educator from the school district.  He previously served on the Fruita City Council (2000- 2008)  as well as the GVRTC.  He has remained actively involved in our community, mostly through his participation on the planning commission.  He has participated in multiple community plans, land use codes revisions, and valley wide committees and had the opportunity to participate in the planning for a variety of capital projects including the Community Center.  He is most proud of the planning they did leading to the ultimate construction of the Fruita Community Center and the ongoing efforts to make Fruita a walkable/bikeable community.  

GVRTC Non-Voting Members
  • Colorado Department of Transportation-Region 3
  • Town of Collbran
  • Town of DeBeque
GVRTC - 2017 Meeting Minutes

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