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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



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Senator Derrin Owens



Committee Roster


  • Senator Sine Kerr


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


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


  • Assemblywoman Venicia Considine
  • Assemblywoman Howard Watts

New Mexico

  • Senator Stuart Ingle


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


  • Senator Larry Hicks
  • Representative Albert Sommers
Past Member Rosters


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