One election cycle has just concluded but another has already begun. The City of Grand Junction general election will take place on April 4th with mail ballots distributed in mid-March. There will be four of the seven city council seats decided along with two ballot issues.

The Chamber has slated a Candidate Forum for city council candidates, sponsored by Beckner & Hurd, LLC during our Quarterly Membership Luncheon March 20th at the Mesa County Workforce Center. Members are invited and encouraged to attend and learn how the candidates stand on issues of importance to business and economic development. Thank you to 2017 Quarterly Membership Luncheon sponsor: Conquest Developments, LLC.

Additionally, the Chamber Board in January voted to support the two ballot issues. The first issue is a measure the Chamber asked the Council to place on the ballot to allow voters to decide if a Tabor surplus they originally voted for that was earmarked for paying off transportation bonds early can be used to address a pressing need to improve streets and roads through a paving maintenance measure.

The second measure asks voters to approve a quarter cent sales tax increase to fund the construction of a multipurpose events center that will cement the community’s role as a regional hub and generate economic activity that leads to job creation and enhanced quality of life. A profile of the candidates and greater details of the ballot measures will be contained in the Chamber Voters Guide which will be published in conjunction with the March newsletter.

Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce February 2017 Newsletter.

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