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Board of Trustees

Doug Waite, Board Member

Mesquite, Seat #6
Doug Waite was born in St. George, Utah; and raised in Bunkerville, Nevada. After graduating from Virgin Valley High School; he went to a trade school in Salt Lake City, Utah for air-conditioning and refrigeration and worked some part time jobs in Las Vegas in that field. In 1975, Doug went to work for Overton Power District No. 5 starting out as an apprentice ground man, working up to Staking Engineer, and retiring in 2008. When the District went from a five member to a seven member board in 2010; he was elected to the newly created Mesquite, Seat 6 trustee position. Through National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), he received his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate in 2011. Doug and his wife Vicki have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. Doug’s greatest loves are his grandkids and golf.

Judy Metz, Board Member

At-Large, Seat #7 (Moapa & Virgin Valley’s)
Mrs. Judy Metz is the owner and manager of Sugar’s HomePlate for the last 25 years. Judy is an active member of her service area; some of the organizations include but are not limited to: Member 20/20 Vision & Strategic Planning Committee, Member of MVTAB - 1998-2015, MVFO Board - 1999 – Current, Overton Station #74 – Firefighter / EMTI for past 8 years, MSHCP – Clark County for 2 years Partners in Conservation Mesquite Resort Association, Mesa View Hospital Planning Committee, American Legion Auxiliary. She became interested in the electric business and its many decisions regarding renewable energy and other options; and was elected to the Overton Power District Board of Trustees in January 2015. Judy is working to complete her NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate training in February of 2016.

Bob Bunker, Board Member

Bunkerville
Bob grew up in Bunkerville, Nevada. After High School, he served a mission in New York City for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return, he attended BYU where he met his beautiful wife. Together, they managed a large (360 kids) single apartment complex to pay the bill while he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural-Business. After Graduation, he returned to Bunkerville where he was a Dairy Farmer for 15 years. He also ventured in raising Dairy Heifers. Currently, he runs a heard of Angus cows and sells Alfalfa Hay. He also owns and operates a few apartments in Provo, Utah. Bob serves on the Bunkerville Irrigation Company Board where he is the President. He enjoys serving in his church where he has spent a number of years working with the scouts and youth of the Valley. His greatest joy comes from his family. Bob and his wife have 4 children: 2 in college, 1 on a LDS mission in Japan and one finishing up high school. He was elected as a trustee for OPD in 2014 and plans to have his training done to become a Credentialed Cooperative Director in February 2016.

Mike Young, Board Member

Mesquite
Served 40 years in the water and power utility business before coming to Mesquite in 2002. Ran the operation of a water and power system serving 16 million people, reported to a 51 member Board of directors. Graduated with a degree in Public Administration. Worked on negotiating federal, state and local utility service contracts. Served on President George W. Bush’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Council, after retiring, became Executive Director for a professional association with over 7,000 members.

Jack Nelson, Board Member

Logandale District #2
Jack Nelson has lived in Moapa Valley for 42 years. He married Gaye Whitney and together they raised 3 children that graduated from Moapa Valley High School. They have 21 Grandchildren that are attending Moapa Valley or Virgin Valley Schools. He taught High School for 35 years, 30 of those at Moapa Valley High School. Jack and his wife volunteered for 2 years in Dallas, Texas with their Church, following his retirement with the School District. He enjoys exploring and spending time with his Grandchildren. He has enjoyed serving on the Overton Power Board as a Trustee and continues to take classes provided by the National Rural Electric Association to stay current on the issues facing Overton Power District.

Chad Leavitt, Board Member

Moapa, Seat #3
Chad Leavitt was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and raised in Moapa, Nevada. Chad graduated from Moapa Valley High School in 1992. He served a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Valencia, Venezuela. Chad then attended Brigham Young University and received a degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business Management. In 1996 Chad married the love of his life, Cinnamon Coffman. Together they have seven children. Following graduation, Chad worked for a year in Phoenix, Arizona as a Superintendent building homes for Fulton Homes. He then returned to his roots in Moapa, Nevada and began working with his father and brother in their family owned business, Eagle View Contractors. Chad was asked to serve on the local CEAB (Community Education Advisory Board) in 2015 where he has been able to advocate for local schools. Chad is also serving on the newly formed Moapa Valley High School SOT (School Organizational Team) where he assists in the decision making process for the improvement of our local students’ education and high school experience. Chad was elected to the OPD board in November of 2016 and will begin training for his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate in February of 2017.
Richard Jones

Richard Jones, Board Member

Overton, Seat 1
Richard Jones was born and raised in Overton Nevada. After graduating from Moapa Valley High School, he went to work for Nevada Power until there was an opening at Overton Power District No. 5. Richard retired after 35 years of service at OPD5; during that time, he worked as a meter reader, lineman, and Line Superintendent.

Richard enjoys working in the power industry and will continue to use his knowledge and experience to work on upgrading the reliability of the power system and making financial choices that benefit the ratepayers without compromising the integrity of the system.

Richard has been married to his wife Shelley of thirty-three wonderful years; they have three children and six grandchildren. He has also been involved in the community as a Little League Coach, Scoutmaster, and a volunteer for the Moapa Valley Booster Club.