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Colorado River Forum (CRF)

The Colorado River Forum provides a much-needed opportunity for state legislators to connect and address the pressing issues and opportunities of this region. Appointed members convene annually to examine the issues of water quantity and quality, state by state snapshots of water management tools and strategies, aquatic and other invasive species threats, engagement with tribes on priority concerns, and to develop regional approaches to collaboratively influence the rule-making that will govern the Colorado River into the future.

Membership consists of delegations from the seven U.S. Colorado river basin states, as well as two representatives from the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora. Delegations are selected by and serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing authorities.

For more information on the forum, please contact Jackie Tinetti, Policy Analyst.

Forum Leadership
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Senator Sine Kerr

Arizona

Co-Chair

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Senator Derrin Owens

Utah

Co-Chair

Committee Roster

Arizona

  • Senator Sine Kerr

California

  • Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • Assemblymember David Alvarez
  • Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
  • Assemblymember Luz Rivas

Colorado

  • Representative Brianna Titone
  • Representative Barbara McLachlan
  • Representative Donald Valdez (non-voting)

Nevada

  • Senator Moises (Mo) Denis
  • Assemblywoman Venicia Considine
  • Assemblyman Howard Watts

New Mexico

  • Senator Stuart Ingle

Utah

  • Senator Don L. Ipson
  • Senator Mike McKell
  • Senator Derrin Owens
  • Representative Timothy D. Hawkes

Wyoming

  • Senator Larry Hicks
  • Representative Albert Sommers
Past Member Rosters

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

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The Colorado River Forum

The annual Colorado River Forum brings together legislators from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming…

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74th CSG West Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for the 74th CSG West Annual Meeting to be hosted September 28 – October 1,…

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Colorado River Basin States and Tribal Leaders Begin Historic Negotiations

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Commissioner Mitchell Statement on Lake Powell Elevation 3525′

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