Joe Anderson has served as a District 3 Director since his appointment in May 2005, and began serving as President in 2017. He has been a Mohave Electric Cooperative member since 1978 when he and his family moved from Southern California to Bullhead City.
Anderson has attained a Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate through course work offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and has attained the Board Leadership Certificate, a recognized measurement of competency on key current issues. Anderson was awarded the NRECA Gold Director Certificate in February 2017. He regularly updates his skills through course training and workshops in the electrical utility field. He served on the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., Strategic Planning Committee 2010 - 2011. Anderson served as Mohave Electric's Board Secretary from 2015-2016, he also serves as Board Treasurer for the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association.
Having served 33 years with the Bullhead City Fire Department, Anderson retired in 2012. He began his career at the department as a firefighter in 1979 and retired after serving twelve years as the Assistant Fire Chief. He holds an Associate Degree in fire science.
Appointed by the Governor of Arizona to the Public Safety Communications Commission, Anderson was instrumental in the upgrade to the radio communication system for the fire departments in the river valley area.
Anderson is an active member of the Knights of Columbus in Bullhead City, assisting in a wide variety of community and church functions.