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Westrends Board

The Westrends Board provides a forum in which members can evaluate the direction and velocity of trends impacting the quality of life in the West. The Westrends Board focuses on the implications of demographic, economic and cultural trends on policies and policymakers, an important function in a region that is increasingly defined by rapid change.

For more information on the board, please contact Edgar Ruiz, CSG West Director.

Committee Leadership
Committee Roster

Alaska

  • (Presently None)

Arizona

  • (Presently None)

California

  • Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman, Ph.D.

Colorado

  • (Presently None)

Hawaii

  • Representative Della Au Belatti

Idaho

  • Representative Rick Youngblood

Montana

  • Representative Wendy McKamey

New Mexico

  • Senator Bill Soules

Nevada

  • Senator Nicole Cannizzaro
  • Senator Pat Spearman
  • Senator James Ohrenschall

Oregon

  • Representative Barbara Smith Warner

Utah

  • Senator Wayne A. Harper

Washington

  • Senator Rebecca Saldaña

Wyoming

  • Representative Andy Schwartz

Alberta

  • MLA Nathan Neudorf

Past Committee Rosters

2019-2020

Chair

Senator Pat Spearman
Nevada

Vice Chair

Assemblymember Ken Cooley
California


Alaska

  • Representative Geran Tarr

Arizona

  • Representative T.J. Shope

California

  • Assemblymember Ken Cooley

Colorado

  • Representative Polly Lawrence

Hawaii

  • Senator J. Kalani English

Idaho

  • Senator Dean Mortimer

Montana

  • Representative Forrest Mandeville

Nevada

  • Senator Pat Spearman

New Mexico

  • Senator Willian “Bill” Soules

Oregon

  • Representative Barbara Smith Warner

Utah

  • Senator Wayne Harper

Washington

  • Senator Rebecca Saldana

Wyoming

  • Representative Andy Schwartz

Alberta

  • MLA Nathan Neudorf

2017-2018

Chair

Representative Polly Lawrence
Colorado

Vice Chair

Senator Randi Becker
Washington


Alaska

n/a

Arizona

n/a

California

  • Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman

Colorado

  • Representative Hugh McKean

Hawaii

  • Representative Della Au Belatti

Idaho

  • Representative Rick Youngblood

Montana

n/a

Nevada

  • Senator Pat Spearman

New Mexico

  • Senate President Mary Kay Papen

Oregon

  • Representative Barbara Smith Warner

Utah

  • Senate President Wayne Niederhauser

Washington

  • Representative Cindy Ryu

Wyoming

  • Senator Dan Dockstader

2015-2016

Chair

Senator Ginny Burdick
Oregon

Vice Chair

Speaker Kermit Brown
Wyoming


Alaska

  • Senator Lesil McGuire

Arizona

  • Representative T.J. Shope

California

  • n/a

Colorado

  • Senator Kevin Grantham

Hawaii

  • Representative Kyle Yamashita

Idaho

  • Representative Rich Wills

Montana

  • Senator Roger Webb

Nevada

  • Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams

New Mexico

  • Senate President Mary Kay Papen

Oregon

  • Senator Ginny Burdick

Utah

  • Senator Ralph Okerlund

Washington

  • Senator Linda Evans Parlette

Wyoming

  • Speaker Kermit Brown
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Westrend Board members discuss the future of the state government workforce and the housing affordability crisis.

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