525 S. 6th Street, 2nd Floor
Grand Junction, CO 81501
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001
GVRTC - Governing Board
GVRTC - Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee
Upcoming Meeting Information
- Date: June 24, 2019
- Time: 3:00pm
- Location: 525 S. 6th Street, 2nd Floor, Grand Junction, CO
The Regional Transportation Planning Office hosts bimonthly meetings, on the 4th Monday of the month, 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. Read the Bylaws of the GVRTC.
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GVRTC Voting Members
Bennett Boeschenstein - Chair
The 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.
Dave Karisny - Vice Chair
The Vice Chair of the GVRTC and a member of the 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.
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.
Roger is the newest member to the GVRTC and is a Palisade Board of Trustee. He was raised in Palisade and graduated from Palisade High School in 1960. Roger has worked as a welder, mechanic, truck driver, heavy equipment operator, peach rancher and as an office manager for Kleen Kut Service. In his free time he has volunteered as a Board member for the Town of Palisade, on the Palisade and Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Departments and as a member of the 285 Wildcat Wild Land Fire Team. He loves to hunt, fish, and anything that requires him to be outdoors.