Harris Steps Down, Wolff Appointed as Next SW Colorado CWRPDA Representative

After 16 years being the appointee from southwest Colorado on the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority Board of Directors (CWRPDA), Steve Harris, with Harris Water Engineering in Durango, is stepping down from this position—his term expired in October. Robert (Bob) Wolff was appointed by the Governor in November to be the next representative from southwest Colorado to serve a 4 year term beginning at the January Board meeting after confirmation by the Senate Ag Committee.  Bob is a Board member of the Southwestern Water Conservation District, member of the Durango Water Commission, and the current chair of the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District. The mission of the CWRPDA is to provide low-cost financing to governmental agencies in Colorado primarily for water and wastewater infrastructure development. Over the years Steve has served in all officer positions on the Board including chair from 2007 to 2009. Harris says of his time on the Board “It was a very productive period for the Authority, we made well over $1 billion in loans, assisted in up-front payment of water from ALP for La Plata County residents, helped fund the Long Hollow Reservoir, and assisted dozens of small governmental entities throughout the State in meeting water quality requirements. The small 13 person Authority staff is efficient and effective.” Thank you Steve for your years of service and thank you Bob for picking up the baton.