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Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG)

Established in 1998, the Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG) is a cooperative, bipartisan program comprised of state legislators from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Through collaborative efforts, members can exchange information and identify solutions to address the challenges and opportunities along the Columbia and Snake River basins.  

Voting members are appointed by state leaders in each state and meet annually. LCRG meetings are open to non-voting members and legislative staff interested in attending.

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

Committee Leadership
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Pending LCRG Chair Appointment

Montana

Co-chair

Committee Roster

Idaho

  • (Presently None)

Montana

  • (Presently None)

Oregon

  • (Presently None)

Washington

  • (Presently None)
Past Member Rosters

2021-2022

Co-Chair

Senator Bill Hansell
Oregon


Idaho

Senator Lee Heider
Senator Jim Patrick (non-voting member)
Senator Michelle Stennett
Representative Laurie Lickley
Representative Charlie Shepherd (non-voting member)
Representative Caroline Nilsson Troy (non-voting member)
Representative Sally Toone

Montana

Senator Edie McClafferty
Senator Mark Sweeney
Representative Jim Keane
Representative Scot Kerns

Oregon

Senator Chris Gorsek
Senator Bill Hansell
Representative Daniel Bonham

Washington

Senator Jim Honeyford
Senator Jesse Salomon
Representative Bruce Chandler
Representative Sharon Wylie

Upcoming Events
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76th CSG West Annual Meeting

This year marks an exciting one for CSG West. We are thrilled to invite you, on behalf of…

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Past Events
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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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The Legislative Council on River Governance Annual Meeting

The LCRG brings together legislators from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington annually to review and discuss the issues…

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSG West hosted a first of its kind virtual Annual…

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Under the leadership of Oregon Senator Bill Hansell, chair of the Legislative Council on…

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Commissioner Mitchell Statement on Lake Powell Elevation 3525′

March 16, 2021 (Denver, CO) – As of March 15, Lake Powell, a major reservoir that feeds water to…

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