FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (September 8, 2017 | Grand Junction, CO) – Citizens for School District 51 will be holding a press conference Tuesday, September 12th, at 9:30 am at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP, 122 N. 6th Street) to reveal the results of their commissioned economic impact analysis of the Bond and Mill Levy (questions 3A and 3B on the November ballot).

The report, compiled by the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC), details tangible effects such as money and jobs that will be brought to the community if 3A and 3B were to pass. Further, the report outlines several intangible benefits of increasing local financial support of K-12 public education.

Citizens for District 51 Chair, Kelly Flenniken, and Executive Director of GJEP, Kristi Pollard, will speak about the positive impact 3A and 3B will have on our kids, community and economy during the press conference.

The Bond and Mill Levy ask the public to approve an increase in property taxes averaging less than $10 per month per household. The increase will fund necessary construction improvements district-wide, five additional instruction days, improved technology infrastructure, and provide new, updated curriculum materials. The School Board has been very particular about the funds requested from the community and have spelled out exactly how those funds will be used. View the full list of necessary expenses on the website of Citizens for D51,


About Citizens for SD51

Citizens for SD51 is a non-profit, political issue group comprised of a coalition of business owners, parents, teachers and voters that know schools are the bedrock of stable and growing economies. Our members live and work in every corner of the Valley and continues to grow as word spreads about the incredibly important election in November.

About the Grand Junction Economic Partnership

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) works to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Colorado’s Grand Valley by supporting high-impact capital investment and job creation. In June 2017, GJEP led an effort to create a “2030 vision” for the Grand Valley, which included a survey of top priorities for the community – improving K-12 education received the most votes.


Citizens for SD51 Contact:
Nathan Steele, Campaign Manager
(607) 227-5453


GJEP Contact:
Cilia, Director of Marketing
(970) 245-4332 x3