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GVRTC - Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee  

Upcoming Meeting Information

  •  Date:          Monday, April 23, 2018
  •  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 

  Penny Prinster Image

Penny Prinster - is the Chair of the GVRTC and is a member of the Palisade Board of Trustees. 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 an appointee 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.   


Bennett Boeschenstein   

Bennett Boeschenstein - is the Vice Chair of the GVRTC and a member of the Grand Junction City Council.  He is a semi-retired urban planner, having worked as a professional planner over the past nearly 40 years for the City of Fruita, the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, the City of Norwalk, Connecticut and Hudson County, New Jersey. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Cincinnati. He served in the US Peace Corps for three years in Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa where he taught primary school and did agricultural extension work. 

He is a member of the America Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. He is the past president of the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association and of the Fruita Rotary Club. He is a founding member of the Riverfront Commission. He is a volunteer programmer at community radio station, KAFM.


  Scott McInnis Image

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.

Dave Karisny image  

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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