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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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(Denver) – Gov. Bill Owens today announced the appointment of Kimberlee M. Gerhardt of Durango to the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
"Responsible development of our natural resources is essential in Colorado," said Owens. "Kimberlee Gerhardt's knowledge and experience make her a wonderful addition to the commission. Colorado is fortunate to be able to make use of such a knowledgeable individual."
A geological consultant, Gerhardt began working for the Exxon Production Research Company in 1989 as a research geologist. A senior research specialist when she left the company in 1999, Gerhardt has served in several leadership roles through the duration of her career. She is a former president and vice president of the Four Corners Geological Society and the author of several publications on various geological subjects. Gerhardt received a master's of science degree from the University of Miami, where she won the Dean's Prize for the best master's thesis in 1983, and a doctorate of science degree from Rice University in Texas.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission promotes the responsible development of Colorado's oil and gas natural resources by balancing the efficient exploration and production of oil and gas resources, the prevention of waste, and the protection of public health, the environment, and mineral owners' rights.
There are seven members of the commission and the term of office is four years. All members require Senate confirmation.
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