525 S. 6th Street, 2nd Floor
Grand Junction, CO 81501
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001
GVRTC - Governing Board
Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee (GVRTC)
Upcoming Meeting Information
- Date: April 27, 2020
- Time: 3:00pm
- Location: Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office, 525 S. 6th Street, 2nd Floor, Grand Junction
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
David Karisny - Chair
The Chair of the GVRTC, 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.
Scott McInnis - Vice Chair
The Vice Chair of the GVRTC and 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.
A member of the Grand Junction City Council. Phyllis is a Grand Junction native. She has three children who live in the Grand Valley with their families.
She 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.
Roger is a member of the 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.