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Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program Balancing Resource Use and Conservation

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Steering Committee

      Governance

The Steering Committee is divided into seven Participant Groups. You can find the current membership within each participant group at these links.

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Federal Participant Groups
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Western Area Power Administration
Arizona Participant Groups
Arizona Department of Water Resources
Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Power Authority
Central Arizona Water Conservation District
Cibola Valley Irrigation and Drainage District
City of Bullhead City
City of Lake Havasu City
City of Mesa
City of Somerton
City of Yuma
Electrical District No. 3, Pinal County, Arizona
Golden Shores Water Conservation District
Mohave County Water Authority
Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District
Mohave Water Conservation District
North Gila Valley Irrigation and Drainage District
Town of Fredonia
Town of Thatcher
Town of Wickenburg
Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District
Unit "B" Irrigation and Drainage District
Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District
Yuma County Water Users' Association
Yuma Irrigation District
Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District
California Participant Groups
Bard Water District
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
City of Needles
Coachella Valley Water District
Colorado River Board of California
Imperial Irrigation District
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Palo Verde Irrigation District
San Diego County Water Authority
Southern California Edison Company
Southern California Public Power Authority
Nevada Participant Groups
Basic Water Company
Colorado River Commission of Nevada
Colorado River Commission Power Users
Nevada Department of Wildlife
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Native American Participant Groups
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
Colorado River Indian Tribes
Hualapai Tribe
Conservation Participant Groups
Ducks Unlimited
Lower Colorado River RC&D Area, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy
Other Interested Parties Participant Groups
Desert Wildlife Unlimited
QuadState County Government Coalition

There are no restrictions on the number of members within each of the participant groups. The Steering Committee currently consists of 57 members. Find a list of current voting members here.

The Steering Committee is run by a chair and vice-chair that are elected each year. The current chair is Perri Benemelis from the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District, and the vice-chair is Jayne Harkins from the Colorado River Commission. The Steering Committee makes most of its decisions by consensus, but the by-laws provide for voting and dispute resolution.

Any interested public or private entity may apply for membership on the Steering Committee by submitting a letter of interest to the Steering Committee Chair. Requirements for membership are listed in section 2.2 and 2.3 of the by-laws.


By-Laws
The By-Laws, found at this link, outline committee structure, membership criteria, roles and authority, voting procedures, dispute resolution, meeting criteria, and election of officers.
Funding and Management Agreement
The Funding and Management Agreement, found at this link, outlines the management and implementation of the program, cost share and financing, and assurances and commitment.








Updated December 21, 2018