Andy Mueller
(photo credit: Hal Williams Photography, Inc)

Mueller starts December 4th as new General Manager 

Andrew (Andy) Mueller starts Dec. 4 as the new General Manager of the Colorado River District. He succeeds Eric Kuhn, who is retiring in early 2018 after more than 36 years of work for the Colorado River District, the last 21 as General Manager.

On Sept. 19, 2017, Mueller was named the sole finalist for the job. After a two-week “stand-down” period mandated by state law, Mueller was formally offered the job and he accepted.

Mueller is an attorney in Glenwood Springs. Previously, while practicing law in his former home county of Ouray, Mueller was that county’s representative from 2006-2015 on the River District Board.

In that role, he served as Vice President and later President.

“The Board was impressed with Mueller’s credentials, background and vision for the District,” said Tom Alvey, the current Board President from Delta County. “We were fortunate to have an outstanding pool of candidates from which Mr. Mueller rose to the top.”

“I’m honored and humbled by my selection,” Mueller stated. “I’ve long held the Colorado River District in the highest regard. I look forward to working with the Board and staff of the District to continue the District’s history of excellence and protection of western Colorado’s vital stake in the Colorado River system,” he added.

Mueller emerged as the single finalist after a nation- wide search. The General Manager reports to the 15-member Board of Directors and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the District and management of the 26-member staff. 

Mueller is currently a partner with the Glenwood Springs law firm of Karp Neu Hanlon, P.C. He was previously the managing partner at the Ouray-based firm of Hockersmith & Mueller, P.C.

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