Joseph D. Martin – District 1

Position: President

(Board Member since 1988; re-election year is 2021)

Contact Information:

PO Box 1600
Limon, CO 80828-1600

Phone: 719-775-9562

Email: joemartin@mvea.coop

Objective:

To use my knowledge and experience in representing the Mountain View members as a director.

Background:

I am currently retired and am the former owner-operator of the Limon Comfort Inn in Limon and the Sterling Comfort Inn in Sterling, Colorado. From 1985 to 2001, I owned and operated the Fireside Junction Restaurant in Limon. Prior to having the restaurant, I was employed as general manager of Rip Griffin’s Truck Stop in Limon, manager of Milwaukee Truck Stop in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and was a high school math teacher and coach in Freeport, Illinois. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana. My wife, Georgann, and I have resided in Limon since 1980. We have five children and three grandchildren.

Board Experience:

I have been a member of the MVEA Board of Directors since 1988. I currently serve as president of the board and serve as ex-officio on all board committees. I have taken all the courses required to achieve my Credentialed Cooperative Director and my Board Leadership Certificate. I have also served as past secretary of the Limon School Board, and past member of the Limon Town Board of Trustees, and as past member and past chairman of the Diocese of Colorado Springs Foundation Board of Directors. In 2013, I was elected to represent the State of Colorado on our national board, NRECA. I was re-elected to serve on the NRECA Board in 2015 and again in 2017.

Service:

I am a current member and past president of the Limon Rotary Club, current member and past officer of Citizens Investment Club, past chairman of the Limon Public Schools District Accountability Committee, and a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Limon.

Position:

“After serving many years on the MVEA Board, I have become aware of how complicated the rural electric systems are and have gained a comfort level in understanding these complexities. At the national level, I will strive to serve the Colorado membership on all critical issues as we move into the future.”