The 2023 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election Process will take place on June 27, 2023.


The Annual Meeting of the Members of Yampa Valley Electric Association is held annually for the purpose of electing directors, passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year, and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. The date for the 2023 Annual Meeting is Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 and location will be the Steamboat Springs Headquarters, located at 2211 Elk River Road, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Registration begins at 3:00 pm, and the meeting will begin at 3:30 pm. 

2023 Board of Directors Candidates

District 2: Debbie Cook


Debbie Cook
YVEA District 2

I am seeking reelection to the Board of Directors for Yampa Valley Electric Association. I have lived and worked in the Yampa Valley most of my life. Along with working as a dental hygienist, I am involved in all aspects of our ranch/farming business.

In operating our family business, I’ve learned what it takes to succeed. Through wise money-management and good conservative decision-making, we’ve thrived for over 35 years. I bring these strengths and experience to the YVEA Board.

There are many courses a director must pass in order to earn the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD). I have earned the CCD and am two classes from earning the Board Leadership Certificate.

During my first term, one of the challenges faced at YVEA was how to achieve business continuity through the COVID-19 pandemic. There were many changes for the co-op when both offices were closed to the public, and staff and directors were working from home and meeting virtually. Through it all YVEA kept the co-op running smoothly and the lights on.

In the next 10 years we will see many changes in electric energy production and consumption. Last year, we all felt the effects of inflation with higher prices for all products and services. The YVEA Board is tasked with guiding the Association through these times of change.

Thank you for your consideration in voting for me as I seek reelection to the YVEA Board. My mission is to see that co-op members continue to have reliable, affordable power.

District 2: Ray DuBois


Raymond (Ray) G. DuBois, MBA, P.E.

YVEA District 2


Ray DuBois and his wife, Beth, have lived in Moffat County since 1996 where they raised three children. The family moved to the Yampa Valley for the quality of life and where Ray could continue his career in mining. His employment progression highlights adaptability and versatility:
•Manager of Engineering – Peabody Energy
•Manager of Engineering, Environmental and Safety – Farco Mining of Texas
•President/GM – Trapper Mining, Inc.
•Vice President/GM – Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Ming Co.
•Cripple Creek City Administrator
•Routt County Public Works Director

Ray previously served as YVEA director from 2009-2011. He has a good understanding of the electric cooperative model through his service on the YVEA board and through many years working at Trapper Mine. Ray retired in 2021 and is catching up on projects on his family’s 241-acre farm located outside of Craig.

Ray has the experience necessary to serve as an effective board member and his commitment to our community is evident by his leadership and past involvement with local and state organizations: Colorado Northwestern Community College, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, Colorado Mining Association, Boys and Girls Club of Craig, Craig Youth Soccer Association, Craig Parks & Recreation, Craig Youth Hockey Association, and Boy Scouts.

Ray is seeking a seat on the board to help our communities navigate the changing world of electricity generation. His experience will help ensure our co-op remains resilient and well-managed. Ray will work collaboratively to ensure that current and future generations have access to reliable, affordable, flexible, and clean electricity.

District 3: Sasha Nelson


Sasha Nelson

District 3


Sasha Nelson is a community leader and advocate for healthy public lands, balanced energy, and sustainable economic development. She is running for District 3, a position she was appointed to fill in 2021, receiving her co-operative director certification in September of 2021.

As a member of the electrical co-op board, she prioritizes balanced approaches to energy. Sasha asks to continue to help ensure access to affordable and reliable electricity for all members. Her knowledge of the energy sector and ability to build consensus make her a strong candidate.

Raised in Craig and currently working as the Dean of Workforce Education and Economic Development at Colorado Northwestern Community College, Sasha has over 10 years of experience in conservation in Australia and Colorado. She holds multiple degrees in communication and biology and has owned a business since 2010, giving her insight into the challenges facing small businesses in the Yampa Valley.

She believes Northwestern Colorado must remain a place of opportunity for future generations. Sasha's dedication to the community and passion for healthy public lands, balanced energy, and sustainable economic development make her an ideal candidate for the electrical co-op board.

District 6: Tom Fox


Thomas Fox

District 6


Tom Fox, an Army Veteran, is the founder of one of Steamboat’s premier construction business, Fox Construction, Inc. Tom is also the managing partner of Sunlight Subdivision, one of Steamboat’s most successful developments. Tom has a long history of proven leadership and business skills, since moving to Steamboat Springs 40 years ago. As the current Chairman of the YVEA Board of Directors, Tom believes that strong business background and management skills are necessary to be an effective member of YVEA’s Board. YVEA has a $60 million per year gross revenue serving NW Colorado and southern Wyoming. Strong leadership skills are necessary.

Tom’s active leadership and volunteer work are many:
Yampa Valley Electric
• Current Chairman YVEA Board of Directors, serving 9 years
• Chairman “Operation Roundup” Board
• Chairman YVEA “Building Committee”
• Director Gold – Highest training achievement for a co-op director.

• Board of Director – Emerald Mountain School 2009-2013
• Chairman-Routt County Board of Adjustments 1998-2018
• Chairman-Routt County Board of Appeals
• Board of Director-Yampa Valley Construction Trades Association
• Board of Director-Steamboat Chamber of Commerce 6 years
• Past President-Holy Name Catholic Church
• Chairman of Rainbow Weekend Balloon Rodeo 13 years
State of Colorado
• Governor Owens- Appointment to DORA Examining Board of Plumbers -1999-2007
• Governor Ritter- Reappointment to Examining Board of Plumbers 2008-2011. Chairman of the Board 4 years
• Governor Hickenlooper - Appointment to DORA, Colorado Electrical Board 2011-2015

Tom has played a pivotal role in bringing YVEA into modern times, and there is still more work to be done at YVEA!

District 6: Lisa Rosintoski


Lisa Rosintoski
YVEA District 6

Lisa Rosintoski is a semi-native having lived in Colorado since 1980. Ms. Rosintoski was a military-brat who loved traveling with her family throughout the US and Europe and was inspired by all cultures and people.

Lisa Rosintoski has over 32 years of experience in the utility industry as an executive leader, that includes electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, stormwater, and broadband. Ms. Rosintoski’s experience includes utility operations, rates/regulatory affairs, strategic planning, Public Information Officer, customer care, issues management, governance, and project management. Ms. Rosintoski was responsible for the day-to-day operational support that included award winning water conservation and energy efficiency programs.

In addition, Ms. Rosintoski was responsible for:
• Public outreach/education to support capital projects, integrated resource plans, development of master plans, leading boards on the creation of policies.
• Customer relationship management for residential, small commercial, large commercial and industrial customers through value-based marketing.
• Media relations/public information functions, including being the PIO during emergency/crisis events, that includes National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification through FEMA training.
• Customer billing, collection and utility account assistance. Ms. Rosintoski’s low-income utility assistance program was recognized by the State for increasing support to residents by over 200% in one year.

After looking for the ideal retirement community with her husband Jim it was a no-brainer to retire in Clark, Colorado, to enjoy skiing, snow-shoe hikes, biking, jogging, snow-plowing, and fence building.

Ms. Rosintoski has a Bachelor degree in organizational communication/management, an MBA in finance/accounting, is a certified Project Management Professional, mediator, facilitator, and emergency incident responder.

Notice of Nomination Process - 2023



Yampa Valley Electric Association Inc. is a member-owned rural electric cooperative. The Association Bylaws state, “The Annual Meeting of the members shall be held annually, at such time and place designated from time to time by the Board of Directors for the purpose of electing Directors, passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year and transaction such other business as may come before the meeting.”

You have a voice in the way your electric cooperative is run by voting for the individuals who serve on YVEA’s Board of Directors. It’s YVEA’s Board who determine our Association’s policies and direction. The Board consists of nine members, and each member serves a three-year term. Election of the director district is handled by mail ballot together with voting in person by those attending the Annual Meeting. 

The area served by the Association is divided into nine districts. No member shall be eligible to become or remain a director who is not a bon-a-fide resident in the director district for which they are elected or appointed. Legal descriptions of each district can be found in Article XVI, Director Districts, in the Bylaws of the Association, or at

A nomination for director may be made only by written petition signed by at least fifteen members of the Association. The nominating petition and director qualification affidavit may be found at or picked up at the YVEA offices in Steamboat Springs or Craig. This year's nomination packet for 2022 has been posted and can be found in the link above.

YVEA Board of Director Candidates – Prohibition Against Endorsement and Opposition

Yampa Valley Electric Association, Inc. (YVEA) has received information regarding the unauthorized use of the YVEA logo as part of a campaign communication sent to the membership. No candidate has been authorized to represent or imply in any campaign communication that a candidate is endorsed or opposed by the Cooperative. The unauthorized use of the YVEA logo by a candidate should not be seen as YVEA’s endorsement of or opposition to any candidate. YVEA has not and will not send any communication to the membership endorsing or opposing any individual candidate running for the Board of Directors. YVEA does not financially support any candidate or campaign, the costs associated with a campaign resides solely on the candidate that is running for election.