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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 Larry Hicks

Wyoming

Co-Chair

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Assemblyman Howard Watts

Nevada

Co-Chair

Committee Roster

Arizona

  • (Presently None)

California

  • (Presently None)

Colorado

  • (Presently None)

Nevada

  • Assemblymember Howard Watts

New Mexico

  • (Presently None)

Utah

  • (Presently None)

Wyoming

  • Senator Larry Hicks
Past Member Rosters

2021-2022

Co-Chair

Senator Sine Kerr
Arizona

Co-Chair

Senator Derrin Owens
Utah


Arizona

Senator Sine Kerr
Senator T.J. Shope

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

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