Commissioner, Mesa County, Colo.
John Justman has lived in the Grand Valley for over 50 years, and has owned and operated a successful farming business for 40 of those years. John is devoted to accountable government and to the people he serves. He is also an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and protecting property rights. Throughout his life, John has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to public service. His service includes: Mesa County Planning Commission, Fruita Co-Op Board, Soil Conservation Board, and Director of Grand Valley Irrigation. He has been a member of the NRA for 40 years and has been a Life Endowment Member for the past 20 years.
In addition to serving as a Mesa County Commissioner, John is involved in many of the organizations that work together to grow the economy in Mesa County. He serves on the following Boards and Committees:
- Board of County Commissioners, 2014 and 2018 Chair
- Board of Human Services
- Board of Equalization
- PID governing boards - 1159 Districts numerous
- 5-2-1 Drainage Authority
- Animal Services Advisory Board
- Associated Governments of North West Colorado
- Mesa County Workforce Development Board-Chief Local Elected Official
- Federal Mineral Lease District
- Gunnison Basin Round Table
- Museum of Western Colorado
- Southwest Resource Advisory Council (BLM)
- Wildlife Council (Colorado Parks and Wildlife)
Additionally, John is a member of service organizations such as Rotary, Club 20 and both the Grand Junction and Fruita Chambers of Commerce. He and his wife, Frances, raised their two sons, Anthony and Craig, on their farm.