Barry R. Springer – District 6

Headshot of Barry R. SpringerPosition: Vice President

(Board Member since January 2009; re-election year is 2024)

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
11450 Meridian Road
Falcon, CO 80831

Phone: (719) 495-9482

Email District 6 Director

Background:

Earned Master’s degree in electrical engineering, Professional Engineer license and hold four U.S. Patents for electronic systems. Served a 28-year Air Force career as a Space Operations Director in the National Reconnaissance Office, Commander of the GPS Master Control Station, Vice Commander of the Space Wing at Schriever AFB, and served on staff of Headquarters U.S. Air Force and Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon, retiring as a Colonel.

Membership/Community Service:

Public Utilities representative on Colorado legislative task force protecting utility infrastructures, El Paso County Election Judge and volunteer with Black Forest environmental slash-mulch operation.

Board Experience:

MVEA Director and Board Vice President, Director for statewide Colorado Rural Electric Association. Earned National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board Leadership and Director Gold certifications – the highest levels of cooperative governance qualification. Previously served as Director and Treasurer for Falcon Fire Protection District and Chair of Lockheed Martin Program Manager Certification Board.

Statement of Position:

“I have advocated for and led a forward looking planning process to set strategic objectives for MVEA that now include: evaluation of business plans that may accelerate access to affordable broadband internet service throughout our service territory; development of a community solar garden where members may lease a share of solar energy production to offset part of their electric bill; and development of new rate structures to respond to increased demand for electric vehicle charging and other new beneficial electrification devices.

I support these objectives and will continue to advocate for innovative policies and programs that improve member choices and services. My goal is to ensure MVEA continues to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electric power, consistent with responsible environmental stewardship.”

Barry Springer Earns NRECA Director Gold Credentials

2016 – Barry Springer, Mountain View Electric Association board vice president, has been awarded the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) top Director Gold credential. Mr. Springer is amongst the first group of recipients in the nation to receive this distinction.

According to the NRECA, the Director Gold credential is geared towards directors who are committed to continuing their education beyond the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and the Board Leadership Certificate, and who desire a tangible credential that reinforces their stature as part of an elite group of experienced and educated directors.

The credential will also demonstrate to co-op members and other stakeholders, those directors’ ongoing commitment to advancing their knowledge and performing their fiduciary duty to the best of their ability.