Fruita mayor pro team among appointees to CMU board

Lori Buck

Lori Buck, mayor pro tem of Fruita, is among three appointees to the Colorado Mesa University Board of Trustees.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis appointed Buck, a Republican, to serve on the 13-member board that oversees CMU. David Foster of Denver, a Democrat, also was appointed. Allison Ream Griffin of Lafayette, a Republican, was reappointed. The three will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2024.

Buck has served on the Fruita City Council since 2006, including stints as mayor and mayor pro tem. She previously worked as a planning technician and code enforcement officer for the City of Fruita.

She manages the administrative portion of Bighorn Consulting Engineers, a Grand Junction company her husband, Blaine Buck, oversees as president.

Lori Buck holds a bachelor’s degree in forest management from Colorado State University.