Contact Information
544 Rood Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Mailing Address
Department 5010
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001

(970) 244-1800

John Justman

Mesa County Commissioner John Justman District 1  District 1
In Office Since January of 2013
Current Term Expires January of 2021
Phone: (970) 244-1605 


John Justman has lived in the Grand Valley for nearly fifty years, and has owned and operated a successful farming business on K Road for 40 of those years.

He and his wife, Frances, raised their two sons on their farm. The Justmans instilled in their children an abiding respect for higher education and, after attending Fruita Monument High School, Anthony graduated from Stanford Law School, and Craig earned his Ph.D. at Harvard.

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In addition to serving as a Commissioner, John currently represents the county on the following boards and commissions:

    • Board of County Commissioners
    • Board of Human Services
    • Board of Equalization
    • PID governing boards - 1159 Districts numerous
    • Associated Governments of NW Colorado
    • Club 20
    • Federal Mineral Lease District - Board of Directors
    • Gunnison Basin Round Table
    • Museum of Western Colorado
    • Southwest Resource Advisory Council (BLM)
    • Mesa County Workforce Development Board - Chief Local Elected Official


Throughout his life John has demonstrated dedication to this community. His service includes:

    • Mesa County Planning Commission – 7 years
      (Served as Member, Vice Chairman & Chairman)
    • Fruita Co-Op Board – 36 years
      (Former Chairman, managing a budget of more than $20 million)
    • Secretary – Soil Conservation Board – 9 years
      (Their mission is “to aid and assist land owners”.)
    • Director – Grand Valley Irrigation – 14 years
      (Directly involved in both the business and political aspects of protecting local water.)

Additionally, John served on the Board of the Colorado Onion Growers Association, he is an active member of Club 20 and both the Grand Junction and Fruita Chambers of Commerce.  He has been a member of the NRA for 40 years and has been a Life Endowment Member for the past 20 years.