Working to keep the West special

RMCO's Board of Directors


The members of the RMCO board of directors are:

Eric Kuhn, general manager of the Colorado River Water Conservation District, a public water policy agency chartered by the Colorado General Assembly that is responsible for the conservation, use, protection, and development of Colorado's apportionment of the Colorado River, the state's major water supply.

Sam Mamet, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing services and resources to assist 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, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program, which supports research to prepare for and adapt to climate change.

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 and a major part of all that RMCO did from 2004, when he hosted at his home a kick-off fundraiser for our brand new organization, until his untimely death six years later.