Meet the Colorado River District Board of Directors

The Colorado River District is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of representatives from each of the fifteen counties included within the District. Each Director is appointed by the relevant County Commissioners in her/his county.  Each term is three years. The current list of Board members can be found below.

Quarterly board meetings are held publicly for the purpose of transparency and accountability. These meetings are live-streamed and often open to in-person attendance (depending on public health requirements). During these meetings, River District staff give the Board comprehensive updates about the District’s activities and priorities. Upcoming meetings and agendas can be found here.

The Board of Directors adopt and revise River District policies on issues affecting West Slope water and are responsible for approving any Community Funding Partnership grant application which exceeds $50,000.

View profiles and photos of each member and learn about their varied interests, backgrounds, term lengths, and more!

Mark Roeber
Mark RoeberDelta County
Kathy Chandler-Henry
Kathy Chandler-HenryEagle County
Board President
Steve Beckley
Steve BeckleyGarfield County
Mike Ritschard
Mike RitschardGrand County
Sonja Chavez
Sonja ChavezGunnison County
Stan Whinnery
Stan WhinneryHinsdale County
Scott Mcinnis
Scott McinnisMesa County
Tom Gray
Tom GrayMoffat County
Marc Catlin
Marc CatlinMontrose County
Vice President
Cary Denison
Cary DenisonOuray County
John Ely
John ElyPitkin County
Alden Vanden Brink
Alden Vanden BrinkRio Blanco County
Doug Monger
Doug MongerRoutt County
Rebie Hazard
Rebie HazardSaguache County
Taylor Hawes
Taylor HawesSummit County


John Heuschkel, 1937-54 | Hume S. White, 1955 | F.M. Peterson, 1955 | Cy T. Hansen, 1956-59 | A. Allen Brown, 1960-83 | Rial R. Lake, 1983-85 | Chris J. Jouflas, 1985-87 | Charles Hallenbeck, 1987 | Theodore Brooks, 1987-96 | Wesley E. Signs, 1996-99 | Paul Ohri, 2000-02 | Steve Mathis, 2003-04 | William Trampe, 2005-06 | Peter Kasper, 2007 | Andrew Mueller, 2008-09 | Thomas Sharp, 2010-11 | James Newberry, 2012-14 | Jon Stavney, 2015-17 | Thomas Alvey, 2017-2019 | Dave Merritt, 2019-2021| Martha Whitmore, 2021-2023 | Kathy Chandler-Henry 2023-present

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