VEA Cautions Members About Scam: Local businesses and residential members are receiving phone calls after business hours and on weekends from individuals posing as VEA employees. The callers demand immediate payment and threaten to turn off the members’ power. They also ask members to purchase prepaid credit cards and wait for instructions. Read more...
Kenneth "Ken" Derschan, VEA District 5 Director
Ken Derschan was born in California and raised in Las Vegas. He is a graduate of Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center.
A Clark County resident for more than 49 years, Ken has owned and operated Trails End General Store in Sandy Valley since 2004. He possesses a Nevada State Liquor License and Nevada State Gaming License.
“Community development is very important to me,” says Ken. “I share similar ideals on community involvement as Valley Electric. We’re on the same page trying to help move our communities in a positive direction.”
He earned his and EMT certification from Clark County Community College and EMT I.D. certification from Clark County Fire and Rescue.
Ken also received High Angel Rescue and Confined Space Rescue and Hazmat Rescue from Molycorp Minerals.
Ken is a Realtor and has earned a commercial driver’s license.
Ken and his wife, Debbie, have two sons and a daughter and four grandchildren.
Active in community affairs, Ken serves on several boards of directors, including Citizen Development Advisory Community for Clark County, The Keystone Enrichment Foundation, Sandy Mesquite Valley Development Association and Sandy Valley Boosters Club and the School Organizational Team (SOT) for the Clark County School District.
Ken was appointed to the Board of Directors for VEA in August 2015 and was elected by members in the Sandy Valley Community in 2017. He has earned his Cooperative Credential Director certification and is working on his Board Leadership Credential certification, which are obtained through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.