Working to keep the West special

RMCO's Board of Directors

The members of the RMCO board of directors are:

  • Sam Mamet, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which assists Colorado's municipal officials in managing their governments and serving their cities and towns.
  • 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 since the launch of our organization in 2004.