Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Attorney Martha Whitmore was appointed Vice President of the Colorado River District’s Board of Directors at the recent first quarter meeting. Whitmore serves as the appointed representative for Ouray County. Her election to the board makes her the first woman to serve as a board officer in the district’s 82-year history.
“I have had the pleasure of serving on several boards in my past, but this appointment is certainly an honor,” said Whitmore. “I am humbled to hold the title of Vice President for the Colorado River District Board, and even more honored to be elected by my peers. I look forward to working with the river district to protect the best interests of the Colorado River and the western slope.”
Whitmore serves as the Montrose County Attorney; however, she resides in Ouray County. Whitmore has practiced law in Colorado since 1978, primarily in water, environmental permitting and compliance, public lands and natural resources. Her experience includes representation of municipal water providers and other water users on both sides of the Continental Divide. Whitmore is the co-chair of the Club 20 Water Committee.
Whitmore has served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Colorado under Attorney General Gale Norton; as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation during the chairmanship of Senator John McCain; and as an appointee in the George W. Bush Administration, working for Secretary Gale Norton as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior, and chairing the Everglades Restoration Task Force.
Whitmore’s term on the Colorado River District’s Board expires in January of 2021. For more information on the Colorado River District, please visit https://www.coloradoriverdistrict.org/