Program Purpose


Established in 1998, the Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG) is a cooperative, bipartisan program comprised of state legislators from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Through collaborative efforts, members have the opportunity to exchange information and identify solutions to address the challenges and opportunities along the Columbia and Snake River basins.  


For more information on the LCRG, please contact Jacqueline Tinetti, Policy Committees & Programs Coordinator, at (916) 553-4423 or


LCRG Rules









Representative Bruce Chandler



Committee Roster


Senator Lee Heider

Senator Michelle Stennett

Representative Marc Gibbs

Representative Sally Toone


Senator Edie McClafferty

Senator Jeffery Welborn

Representative Bradley Hamlett

Representative Kerry White


Senator Bill Hansell

Senator Betsy Johnson

Representative Daniel Bonham

Representative Brad Witt


Senator Jim Honeyford

Senator Jesse Salomon

Senator Dean Takko

Representative Bruce Chandler

Representative Sharon Wylie


LCRG Members


Washington Representative Bruce Chandler presides as the current LCRG Chair. Voting members are appointed by state leaders in each state and meet annually. LCRG meetings are open to non-voting members and legislative staff interested in attending.


LCRG Efforts


Through its’ meeting and member collaboration, LCRG produces recommendations and requests in support of the program goals. Below are links to recent member efforts.


Northwest Power & Conservation Council


Bonneville Power Administration


Meeting Information


The 2019 LCRG meeting will be held in Stevenson, Washington from August 18-21. All CSG West members are welcome to attend and participate in the conversation. Discounted room rates at the Skamania Lodge Resort are no longer available, please contact the hotel directly for individual reservation options. If you plan to attend, please complete the online registration to ensure we have a seat for you at the meeting. For questions or assistance, please contact our office at