Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Weds., March 24 1999
|CONTACT: Dick Wadhams
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS THREE NEW MEMBERS TO WATER CONSERVATION BOARD
DENVER Governor Bill Owens announced the appointment today of three new members to the Colorado Water Conservation Board: Lewis H. Entz of Hooper, Harold E. Miskel of Colorado Springs, and Donald W. Schwindt of Cortez .
"All three individuals are extremely qualified and have experience with water-related issues," said Gov. Owens. "They will serve the citizens of Colorado well."
Lewis Entz, a Republican, will represent the Rio Grande drainage basin. Entz owns Entz Farms and is a member of the Western Legislative Conference Water Policy Committee. He served as chairman of the San Luis Valley Board of County Commissioners from 1975 to 1982.
Harold Miskel, a Republican, will serve as a representative of the Arkansas drainage basin. Miskel is the marketing and communications director for Colorado Springs Utilities. He served on the Governors Policy Advisory Commission on the Colorado River from 1992 to 1998, and as the Colorado director for the National Water Resources Association from 1990 to 1996.
Donald Schwindt, a Democrat, will represent the San Miguel-Dolores-San Juan drainage basins. Schwindt is self employed and works in the production and agriculture business. He is the president of the Dolores Water Conservancy District and a member of Colorados board of directors for the Family Farm Alliance.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board is responsible for helping protect and develop bodies of water throughout the state for present and future inhabitants. The Board promotes the conservation of the waters of the State of Colorado in order to secure the greatest utilization of such waters and the prevention of floods.
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