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The Ground Water Commission consists of twelve members, nine of whom are appointed by the Governor and three others who consist of the Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), and the State Engineer.   Members currently serving on the Ground Water Commission are listed below.  Section 37-90-104, C.R.S., also establishes that the State Engineer shall be the Executive Director of the Commission, who shall carry out and enforce all decisions, orders and policies of the Ground Water Commission.

For commission business, contact Keith Vander Horst, Designated Basins Team Supervisor, at the address below.

For administrative concerns related to the commission, contact Rick Nielsen at the address below.

Colorado Division of Water Resources
1313 Sherman Street, Room 821
Denver, CO  80203
Phone:  (303) 866-3581

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Governor-Appointed Members of the Colorado Ground Water Commission

Commissioners Occupation Representing From

Term Ending May 1st of

Marc Arnusch Resident Agriculturist Agriculture Lost Creek 2017
James Noble Attorney/ Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley Municipal & Industrial Front Range 2020
Angie Fowler SGM/ Senior Water Resource Engineer Municipal & Industrial Western Slope 2020
Steve Kramer Resident Agriculturist Agriculture Northern High Plains

2020

Greg Larson Resident Agriculturist Agriculture Northern High Plains 2017
Dan Farmer Resident Agriculturist Agriculture Upper Black Squirrel 2019
Scott Tietmeyer Resident Agriculturist Agriculture Upper Crow Creek 2017
Blake Gourley Resident Agriculturist Agriculture Southern High Plains 2019
Virgil Valdez Resident Agriculturist Agriculture Water Division 3
(Rio Grande)
2018
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Ex-Officio Members of the Colorado Ground Water

Commissioners Title
Robert Randall Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources
Dick Wolfe State Engineer and Director of the Division of Water Resources
Lauren Ris Acting Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board