With ongoing negotiations regarding the governance of the Colorado River, the Colorado River Forum provides a much-needed opportunity for state legislators to connect and address pressing issues and opportunities of this important river system to the Western region. Appointed members, as well as other key stakeholders, will convene annually to exchange information and identify regional strategies that will inform the rule-making process that will govern the Colorado River into the future.


Membership will consist of delegations from the seven U.S. Colorado river basin states, as well as two *ex officio representatives from the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora. Delegations will be selected by and serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing authorities.


In preparation of establishing the Colorado River Forum, an Advisory Working Group will convene to establish rules for the Forum. Members of the Advisory Working Group are listed below by their respective states.


Colorado River Forum Sponsorship Guide


Advisory Members


Senator Sine Kerr


Assemblywoman Venicia Considine

Assemblyman Howard Watts



Senator Don L. Ipson

Senator Mike McKell

Senator Derrin Owens

Representative Timothy D. Hawkes


Representative Brianna Titone

Representative Barbara McLachlan


Senator Larry Hicks

Representative Albert Sommers


Senator Stuart Ingle


For more information about the Colorado River Forum, please contact Jacqueline Tinetti, Policy Analyst, at (916) 553-4423 or jtinetti@csg.org