New director of CWCB gets to work
Rebecca “Becky” Mitchell, the new director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, got right to work this past week.
But she didn’t have to go far, as she was in the same office in Denver she was Wednesday, when she learned that she was selected by the CWCB’s board of directors to serve as the state’s top water official.
Wednesday afternoon, Mitchell was responsible for managing nine employees as head of the CWCB’s water supply planning section.
But Thursday morning, she was responsible for 45 employees across various departments working on climate change, flood restoration, instream flows, loans and grants, the Colorado River compact, and other issues and projects.