Rita Crumpton

Rita Crumpton, founding member and Board President of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) for the past four years, stepped down in December, though remains on the Board as Past President for the next two years. Gregg Ten Eyck, with Leonard Rice Engineers out of Denver is the new CFWE leader at the helm. Raised in Denver, Rita graduated from South High School, then lived in southern California and attended Santa Ana Junior College there. She moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa and attended Iowa Western Community College. Her career began with the Iowa Power & Light Company, working for 14 years as Customer Service Supervisor before moving back home to Colorado in 1985. Arriving in Grand Junction, she immediately went to work for the Ute Water Conservancy District where she stayed for 18 years, leaving her position as Public Information Officer in 2003 to take the position of Manager of the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District. Rita retired from Orchard Mesa Irrigation District in Palisade in 2009 after six years of service. Professional activities included membership and chair of the Public Information Committee of the Rocky Mountain Section of American Water Works Association, as well as membership on the Section’s Education Committee. In addition, she Founded of the Mesa County Children's Water Festival in 1995 and is currently a Governor's Appointee to the Interbasin Compact Committee. Thank you for all of your great years of service to the water community, Rita!