Rick L. Gordon, District 2

Position: Member

(Board Member since 1992; re-election year is 2020)

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
PO Box 518
Simla, CO 80835-0518

Phone: 719-541-2804 or 719-651-2882

Email:  rgordon@mvea.coop

Background:

Gordon graduated from Simla High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy from Colorado State University in 1975. He owns and operates Gordon Insurance, an independent insurance agency with offices in Limon and Calhan. He is president of Colorado Insurance Network, Inc., a network of twenty-one independent insurance agencies in Colorado .

He and his wife Cindy live near Simla and have a farm and ranching operation in the Matheson area.

Membership/Community Service:

A member of the Matheson Community Bible Church in Matheson.

Board Experience:

Member of the MVEA Board of Directors since 1992. He currently serves on the Building and Facilities, Annual Meeting, Policy, Wage & Salary, Budget and Audit Committees.

President and Chairman of Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc. Board of Directors and past president, Big Sandy School Board. Served three years on the Farm Agents Advisory Council of the Farmer Alliance Mutual Insurance Company. Past member of the National Farm and Crop Insurance Technical Committee for Independent Insurance Agents of America. Past board member of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado.

Statement of Position:

“I feel we need to continue to provide Mountain View Electric Association members with reliable, affordable electricity while maintaining sound environmental policy. Keeping our rates as reasonable as possible while maintaining the high reliability expected of our member-owners will continue to be a major challenge as we go forward in light of existing public policy debate. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to look for ways to continually improve energy efficiency and conservation along with the use of affordable renewable energy sources. These issues, along with many others facing MVEA, continue to be increasingly more diverse and complex. I think my past business and board experience has greatly prepared me for these continual challenges.”