Platte River Welcomes New Board Member

Apr 26, 2024 | Member News

Gary Hall, mayor of Estes Park, appointed to wholesale power provider’s board of directors

FORT COLLINS, Colo., – Estes Park Mayor Gary Hall was recently appointed to serve on Platte River Power Authority’s Board of Directors. He is the second new member to join the wholesale power provider’s board this year.

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“I am pleased to welcome Gary to our board during a pivotal time for Platte River and our owner communities,” says Jason Frisbie, general manager and CEO for Platte River. “Gary’s leadership experience in Estes Park and his understanding of the Town’s unique needs will be helpful as we continue to navigate this energy transition.”

Platte River is the wholesale generation and transmission utility for the Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland. Since 2018, the utility has been working toward the Resource Diversification Policy (RDP), a community-driven, board-adopted policy directing the CEO to proactively work toward a 100% noncarbon energy mix by 2030 without sacrificing Platte River’s foundational pillars to provide reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services.

Hall was elected to mayor of Estes Park earlier this month. He spent 18 years with Estes Park Health where he joined the senior team in 2010 and served as chief information officer before retiring in September 2023. Hall has resided in Estes Park since 2003.

“I am excited to be part of Platte River’s board and to help guide the energy future of our region,” says Hall. “Sustainability is a priority for Estes Park citizens and I am committed to collaborating with our community partners to continue our trajectory toward a noncarbon energy future.”

Hall replaces Wendy Koenig who retired from public service following her term as mayor of Estes Park since 2020. His first Platte River board meeting was on April 25.

“I appreciate how engaged and available Wendy was during her four-year tenure on our board,” adds Frisbie. “Her pragmatic style and transparent honesty are commendable, and I wish her the best in her retirement.”

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Platte River Power Authority

Platte River Power Authority (Platte River) is a not-for-profit, community-owned public power generation and transmission utility that provides safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado, for delivery to their distribution utility customers.