The Mesa County Safety Council has been promoting safety awareness among the public, school children, organizations and companies for
many years. In 1966 the council incorporated as a non-profit organization and obtained an AIRS 501c3 status.
For over three
decades, the Council has sponsored an annual Safety Fair which had been held at the Two Rivers Convention Center until 1999
when the venue was switched to the Mesa Mall. The Fair educates students and the general public to the potential of hazards relating
to a number of various topics. Annual fair attendance over the years has been between 15,000 and 30,000 people including our main
focus group, students, which attendance ranges from 1,500 to 3,000.
Safety topics included are, but surely not limited to, Water
Safety, Bicycle Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety, Excel Energy(Formerly Public Service Company) electric and Gas, Fire Safety, Grand
Junction Traffic, Police, Sheriff, Dept. of Wildlife, National Weather Service, Dept. of Reclamation, and numerous other
Industrial Safety and Health related exhibits.
All Mesa County Safety Council funding is is raised through
donations. Donations come from a wide range of individuals and corporate sources. Operations, planning and event work is accomplished
by the Board of Directors and dedicated team of tireless community volunteers.
The Mesa County Safety Council appreciates
the support of our volunteers and donors, for who without, our mission of promoting Safety at Work, Home and Play could never be realized.