The Westrends Board is comprised of one legislator from each of the 13 western states. It provides a forum and an opportunity to evaluate the direction and velocity of trends that affect the quality of life in the West through conversations with futurists and demographers. In a region that is increasingly defined by rapid change, Westrends focuses on the implications for policy makers of the demographic, economic and cultural trends that are shaping the western states.



Representative Polly Lawrence


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Assemblymember Ken Cooley




Westrends Board Roster


Representative Geran Tarr
Arizona Representative T.J. Shope
California Assemblymember Ken Cooley
Colorado Representative Polly Lawrence
Hawaii Senator J. Kalani English
Idaho Senator Dean Mortimer
Montana Representative Forrest Mandeville
Nevada Senator Pat Spearman
New Mexico Senate President Mary Kay Papen
Utah Senate President Wayne Neiderhauser
Washington Representative Cindy Ryu



2015-2016 Westrends Board


For more information on the Westrends Board, please contact CSG West staff Edgar Ruiz by phone 916-553-4423 or email at