District 6: Town of La Veta, Cuchara and Vicinity
Represented by Director Don Keairns
P.O Box 1189
La Veta, CO 81055
Donald Keairns and his wife, Mitzi, moved to La Veta in the summer of 1999 to take over the operation of Charlie’s Market from Mitzi’s father, Charlie Masinton. Before becoming a grocer, Mr. Keairns was a Computer Systems Engineer for Lockheed Martin, providing advanced system engineering support to the US Navy Trident Submarine and AEGIS destroyer research and development programs. When Charlie passed away in 2003, Mr. Keairns and his wife became full owners and operators of the store. In the spring of 2012, after 13 years, they sold the business to spend more time with family.
Mr. Keairns has served on the San Isabel Board of Directors since 2002. He is currently the Board Treasurer. He has attended training opportunities provided by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and successfully completed courses to become a certified Credentialed Director and has also achieved his Board Leadership Certificate. Mr. Keairns has served as San Isabel Electric’s representative on the Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) Board of Directors and Western United Electric Supply Corporation Board of Directors. He is currently serving as San Isabel Electric’s representative on Tri-State Generation and Transmission Board of Directors. In April 2010, after serving on the La Veta Town Board for two years prior, Mr. Keairns was elected as Mayor of La Veta and served one term.
Mr. Keairns has two stepsons and two daughters. He and his wife are still very active members of the community and support and encourage local businesses, clubs and special events. Mr. Keairns has volunteered at numerous local events such as Oktoberfest, the Cuchara Country Music Festival, and for the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Keairns appreciates the good things about small town living, and he is proud to be a dedicated member of the La Veta community. He also greatly appreciates the opportunity to serve as your representative for District 6.