The City of Fruita is a Home Rule City with a Council-Manager form of government. The elected City Council makes policy decisions and enacts legislation while a professional City Manager carries out the council's policies and administers the city government. The Mayor is the political head of city government, presiding over City Council meetings, representing the City at public functions and exercising other powers designated by the Fruita City Charter.
The Home Rule doctrine allows the City, in matters of purely "local and municipal concern", to adopt ordinances which supersede conflicting state statutes. In matters of "mixed state and local concern" or "state wide" concern, City ordinances must conform to State law. The City Charter sets forth the home rule provisions for the City of Fruita.
The Fruita City Council conducts regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month and holds a workshop on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
If calling City Hall at 858-3663 does not answer your questions, feel free to contact your City Council members.
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Mayor Lori Buck (858-7767) Contact Lori Buck
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I am a fourth generation Lower Valley Resident (maiden name Clawson), a graduate of Fruita Monument High School and Colorado State University. I lived on the eastern slope for 11 years getting my education and working in my chosen profession of Forestry. I have been married for 18 years and have two daughters 14 and 7. Our family moved back to Fruita in 2001 because growing up in a small town was a great experience and my husband and I wanted that same opportunity for our children. My interest in local government began while working for the City of Fruita Planning Department, where I learned growth management, policy, and planning. I resigned my position the end of 2004 to raise our children and work part-time for our family business.
I currently serve on the Fruita City Council, the last 4 years as Mayor Pro-tem, the Senior Task Force, the Tourism Board, and the Arts & Culture Board. I participated in the Community Plan update, the Land Use Code update, and two Tabor Review Committees. I was a participant in the development of the Parks and Open Space Plan and the Economic Development Plan.
I am deeply rooted in this community. I will ensure that the city continues to remain fiscally responsible, that the small town character of Fruita is preserved while supporting the local economy and that growth is managed in a manner to protect citizen’s interest.

Bob Fuller (858-4350) Contact Bob Fuller
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My wife and I moved from Denver, to the Valley, along with our four children in 1998.  We moved to continue our careers in the commercial banking business. My wife, Debbie has remained in the commercial banking field, however, I was hired away from the bank by one of my residential builder developers, to be their Chief Financial Officer. I have remained in that position to the present, although now with another builder developer.
We moved to Fruita, from Loma in 2005. During the seven years in Loma, I served as the President of the Home Owner’s Association for our community and also was on the board of the Loma Ditch and Lateral Company.  I served on the Board of Trustees at my church (a position that my wife now holds) and continue to be one of the Sunday School teachers. From 2008 until the election in 2010, I served on the Fruita Planning Commission.

Mel Mulder (858-9008) Contact Mel Mulder
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My name is Mel Mulder. I have lived in Fruita since 1986. My children, Eric and Shannon graduated from Fruita Monument High School. My wife, Vera and I have been active in many community events and organizations. We truly love the Fruita Community and the people that make up this community. This is why I am running for a seat on the City Council.
I do have the understanding of how business works, which is necessary to comprehend the proposals brought before Council. Because of my past work history, I feel I can identify with the citizens in this community. Because of the places and situations I experienced in my business career, I feel I have a good understanding of what works and what does not work within different places and regions. My previous experience on the Council and Planning Commission is invaluable in serving with intelligence and integrity.
Resident of Fruita since 1986, former business owner, sales, craftsman .
Community Service includes: - Currently on City Planning Commission, 3 years, - City Council, 6 years, - Currently on Grand Valley Drainage District, - City Parks and Rec Board, - City 2020 Revision Committee, - Public Works Commission, 2 years, - Board of Assessments, 1 year, - GV Air Quality Control Planning Commission, 3 years, - Graduate of Citizens Police Academy - Total Quality Improvement Committee GJ Center, 2 years.

Stacey Mascarenas (250-5724) Contact Stacey Mascarenas
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Stacey has lived in the Grand Valley since 1977 and has worked for Mesa County since 1991. Stacey is a 1985 graduate of Grand Junction High School and a 1991 graduate of Mesa State College, now Colorado Mesa University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Political Science degree. She is also a licensed Realtor earning several real estate and property acquisition designations. She is employed by Mesa County as the Commissioner to Convey Real Estate, Right of Way Agent and Property Agent and is also the Employing Broker for Wakefield Real Estate, LLC, which is a family owned real estate and property management company that has been in the Grand Valley since 1977. Stacey was elected to the Fruita City Council in April 2008, re-elected for a second term in 2012 and was subsequently nominated to be Fruita's Mayor Pro-Tem from 2012-2014. Stacey has a long list of community service experiences and passions that include being a member of the GJ Kiwanis Club, Family Health West Board of Trustees, Fruita Chamber Board of Directors, Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee, Colorado Mesa University Alumni Association, How Are The Children (child abuse prevention) the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Meth Task Force. She lives in Fruita with husband Mark, college student Logan and middle-schooler Maddie.

Joel Kincaid (250-9557) Contact Joel Kincaid
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Joel has lived in Fruita for the past 8 years with his wife Tammy and kids, Kyle (15); and twins Arianna and Taylor (10). Joel enjoys being outdoors and is an active mountain. biker and road cycler. Hiking is a common summer activity for him with his family. In 1990, Joel received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Spring Arbor University in Graphic Design. He worked for a screen printing and embroidery company as well as a manufacturing company for over 12 years before starting his own business, Merge 2 Media. In July of this year Merge 2 Media will celebrate its tenth year in business. Joel has been active in the local Fruita community for the past 7 years. He served as the Fruita Chamber President in 2011 and as Vice President in 2009 and 2010. With his 4 years serving on the Chamber board, he was also active on the Chamber marketing committee for 5 years. Joel is familiar with Fruita having served 3 years on the Fruita Tourism Council. He has coached Fruita soccer for the past 3 seasons for his girls’ teams and looks forward to future seasons. Joel has also been active in the Grand Valley serving on the Camp Hope Board as Secretary for the past 3 years. He has served on several HOA boards and was on the Camp Rock board for 5 years.

Bruce Bonar (858-4418) Contact Bruce Bonar
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I bought my first home in Fruita in 1993. Since then, I have seen Fruita’s population more than double. My goal is to preserve Fruita’s character and quality of life, while allowing it to continue to grow and adapt to meet changing demands.
I have been active in shaping Fruita’s future. I served on the Steering Committee and the Planning Commission during the revision of Fruita’s Community Plan, setting the goals and direction for future growth. I had a major responsibility on the City Council in revising the city’s Land Use Code to implement the new Community Plan. I served on the Steering Committee and the City Council in drafting and adopting the city’s first Parks, Open Space and Trails (POST) Plan. I currently serve on the Board of Adjustments and the City Council.
In 2009, I was a volunteer with the city’s Engineering Department, surveying the location of every street sign in the city. While doing so, I walked the length of every street in Fruita, meeting and talking with many of our neighbors.
I believe the City Council should make responsible decisions that anticipate problems and find realistic solutions. I do not follow a political ideology or personal agenda. When making decisions, I am guided by:
1. What is the law? (What does the law require, what does it allow, and what does it prohibit?)
2. How will this impact the current residents?
3. What is in the city’s best long-term interest?

Kyle Harvey (435) 724-7387 Contact Kyle Harvey
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Yes, I have long hair and a beard. No, I am not a hippie and no, I'm not the guy from Duck Dynasty. My name is Kyle Harvey. Since moving to Fruita a year and a half ago, my wife and I have bought and made a home for our family in the heart of downtown Fruita. I have been active in the community, serving as Chairman of the Fruita Arts and Culture Board, coaching youth basketball and soccer, and organizing community events such as Fruita Fourth Fridays (a monthly, downtown Fruita art walk) and Poetry Night in Fruita (a new, monthly poetry reading series featuring local, regional and nationally acclaimed poets and writers). I'm an artist, songwriter/musician and poet, recently having won the 15th Annual Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, as well as having published my first book of poetry, Hyacinth. I work part time as a graphic designer at Merge 2 Media and own a small art gallery (Rye Gallery) in downtown Fruita. I'm honest, genuine, loyal and hardworking. I love Fruita and want to see it continue to be a culturally enriching place to live, while honoring its past and maintaining the fabric of its small-town charm, quality of life and interwoven community.