Operations and Engineering Contacts

The Operations and Engineering group was formed in the 1950s to provide a forum for cooperative personnel to discuss new technology, new products, and exchange information and experiences. The group, represented by Colorado’s 22 rural electric cooperatives, meets annually with the meeting location rotated throughout the state. The meeting includes formal presentations by equipment suppliers, service organizations, engineering and operating consulting firms, the Rural Utilities Service, and the Colorado Rural Electric Association. Equipment suppliers are provided the opportunity to display their products and services during the meeting.

O&E Officers 

President – John Stoeber – Gunnison County Electric Association – jstoeber@gcea.coop – 970-641-3520

Vice President – Clinton Smith – San Isabel Electric Association – clinton.smith@siea.com – 719-547-2160 ext 3026

Secretary – Open

Disaster Aid Assistance Contacts

Statewide Coordinator – Open

Alternate – Dan Whitesides – dwhitesides@coloradorea.org – 720-202-7574

Alternate – Curt Graham – cgraham@coloradorea.org – 720-810-0648

Alternate – Jesse Peeler – jpeeler@coloradorea.org – 303-229-7647

Eastern Region Coordinators

Rod Dunker, Y-W Electric Association

970-345-6214 or 970-571-9292 (cell)


Mark Hall (alternate), Southeast Colorado Power Assoc.

719-383-1316 or 719-688-0083 (cell)


David Williams (assistant), Mountain View Electric Assoc.

719-775-2861 or 719-760-0752 (cell)


Western Region Coordinators

Frank Sampson, White River Electric Association



Duane Oliver (alternate), San Miguel Power Association

970-864-7311 ext. 205 or 970-428-1860 (cell)


Mountain Region Coordinator