Working to keep the West special

RMCO's Board of Directors

The members of the RMCO board of directors are:

  • Jill Ryan, county commissioner of Eagle County, Colorado.
  • Stephen Saunders, the founder and president of the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization.  
  • John Stencel, former president of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and a former U.S. Department of Agriculture official.
  • Brad Udall, the RMCO board chair; senior water and climate research scientist/scholar at the Colorado Water Institute; and former director of the Western Water Assessment program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

We still miss long-time board member Chips Barry, the manager of Denver Water, Colorado's largest water utility, who was killed in a tragic accident on his Hawaii farm in May 2010. Chips was a board member from the launch of our organization in 2004 for the rest of his life.