James Eklund, senior deputy legal counsel for the governor, chosen as new director of Colorado Water Conservation Board
— Catherine Tsai (@ctsai_denver) June 14, 2013
From the Boulder Daily Camera (Joe Rubino):
The 15-member board and the executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources named Eklund to the post.
A fifth-generation Coloradan, Eklund will lead state water policy and planning efforts, including establishing a statewide water plan, as outlined in a recent executive order from Hickenlooper.
As part of the governor’s administration, Eklund has worked on legislative and legal matters pertaining to water, including state water rights and groundwater concerns in the South Platte River Basin.
While with the attorney general’s office from 2006 to 2010, Eklund represented the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, the Water Conservation Board and the state engineer’s office in compact negotiations with other Western states.
More CWCB coverage here.