Kenton Brunner was appointed to the Northern Water and Municipal Subdistrict boards on March 14, 1994. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business finance from Colorado State University.
From 1972 to 1992, Brunner farmed more than 1,000 irrigated acres. He raised a variety of crops, including beets, corn, pinto beans, barley, cucumbers and alfalfa. He also fed cattle and sheep.
Before farming, Brunner was a district sales representative for Shell Oil Co. He had direct contact with more than 30 Shell Oil service stations.
Brunner has been on the Windsor Water and Sewer Board since 1979 and chairman since 1990. The board makes recommendations to the Windsor Town Board regarding water, sewer and storm drainage issues.
Brunner has been a member of the Greeley Country Club since 1972 and on its board of directors from 2003 to 2008. He has been the grounds chairman for two years, the golf chairman for two years and the vice president of operations for one year.
Brunner has received these awards and recognition:
- Jaycees Colorado Farmer of the Year – 1976
- Hi-Ten Sugar Beet Grower – seven years
- 200+ Bushel Club, Colorado Corn Growers – numerous years
Brunner has been active on the Kern Reservoir board and the Cache la Poudre Irrigation & Reservoir Co. board.
"I felt obligated to Northern Colorado and its people to do my best to keep water issues at a minimum and continue to protect all of us in Northern Colorado,” Brunner said. “I have really enjoyed my 16-plus years on the Northern Water Board. Hopefully, I can continue to be an active member for a long time."
Brunner enjoys golf and traveling. He and his wife Sharon live in Windsor. They have a son, Marc, and a daughter, Amy.