State Associations and their Board Members

Membership in the National Water Resources Association is through the state water resource organizations in the West.   For example, if an individual, professional services firm, or water provider is a member of the Association of California Water Agencies, that entity is then a member of NWRA.  


The state water resource organizations are assessed dues, based on the state’s population.  Each state organization has seats on the NWRA Board of Directors, the number of which is also based on state demographics.

NWRA also offers the opportunity for Associate Membership, allowing individual entities to support the association's efforts beyond the state associations’ contributions.

This unique format provides for a large and very diverse membership which provides NWRA with information and feedback related to each member's water experiences and activities. 

The input provided by members is often funneled through one of many member Task Forces or through the Groundwater, Irrigation, or Municipal Caucuses, where participants narrow their focus on specific aspects of water policy, including hydropower, groundwater, water supply and more.

NWRA also has several committees that focus operational and policy matters. The largest and most active is the Federal Affairs Committee, which meets monthly to discuss how the association pro-actively leads on Western water resource development, management, conservation and education.   The committee also monitors legislative and regulatory initiatives which impact members, and advocates accordingly.

On this page, you can find our members, our board of directors, and the leadership of the association's committees, task forces and caucuses. 

State Associations


Arizona


Agri-Business & Water Council of Arizona

Chris Udall, Executive Director
4455 East Broadway Road, Suite 102
Mesa, AZ 85206
480-558-5301

www.agribusinessarizona.org

Robert Johnson, Board Member, At Large

Wade Noble, Board Member

N. W. "Bill" Plummer, Board Member

Dave Roberts, Board Member

Meghan Scott, Irrigation Caucus

Chris Udall, State Executives Council


California

 

Association of California Water Agencies

Dave Eggerton, Executive Director

910 K Street, Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-441-4545 - CA office

202-434-4760 - DC office

www.acwa.com

Dave Eggerton, Board Member

Rick Gilmore, Board Member

Jolene Walsh, Board Member

Linda Ackerman, Municipal Caucus

Vacant, Board Member


Colorado


Colorado Colorado Water Congress

Doug Kemper, Executive Director

1580 Logan, Suite 700

Denver, CO 80203

303-837-0812

www.cowatercongress.org 


Andrew  J. Colosimo, Board Member

Zane Kessler, Board Member

Kathy Kitzmann, Board Member

Christine Arbogast, Federal Affairs Chair

Doug Kemper, State Executives Council


Idaho


Idaho Water Users Association

Paul Arrington, Executive Director and General Counsel

1010 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 101

Boise, ID 83702

208-344-6690

www.iwua.org


Aaron Dalling, Board Member

Davidson, Board Member

Paul Arrington, State Executives Council


Kansas


Kansas Water Congress

David A. Brenn, Board President

212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 201

Topeka, KS 66603

785-290-0003

www.kswatercongress.org 


Randy Hayzlett, Board Member

Clay Scott, Board Member


Montana


Montana Water Resources Association

Mike Murphy, Executive Director

PO Box 4927

Helena, MT 59604

406-235-4555

www.mtwra.org/


Mike Murphy, Board Member


Nebraska


Nebraska Water Resources Association

Scott Merritt, Executive Director

1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 308

Lincoln, NE 68508

402-476-1528

www.newra.net 


Jasper Fanning

D. Kraus

Lyndon Vogt, Groundwater Caucus

Nevada


Truckee Carson Irrigation District

Benjamin Shawcroft, General Manager-Serves as Nevada's State Executive

2666 Harrigan Road
Fallon, NV 89406
775-423-2141
www.tcid.org


Benjamin Shawcroft, Board Member

Angela K. Slaughter, Board Member


New Mexico


New Mexico Water Resources Association

Gary Esslinger

530 S Melendres

Las Cruces, NM 88005

575-526-6671


Gary Esslinger, Board Member

Steven Hernandez, Board Member

A. J. Olsen, Groundwater Caucus

Eluid Martinez, Board Member At Large

North Dakota


North Dakota Water Users Association

Dani Hanson, Executive Vice President

PO Box 2254

Bismarck, ND 58502

701-223-4615

www.ndwater.org


Duane DeKrey, Board Member


Oregon


Oregon Water Resources Congress

April Snell, Executive Director

795 Winter Street NE

Salem, OR 97301

503-363-0121

www.owrc.org


David Filippi, Board Member

April Snell, Board Member


Texas


Texas Water Conservation Association

Stacey Steinbach, General Manager

221 East 9th Street, Suite 206

Austin, TX 78701

512-472-7216

www.twca.org


Lyn Clancy, Board Member

Stacey Steinbach, Board Member

J. Kevin Ward, Board Member

Vacant Board Member


Utah


Utah Water Users Association

Carly Burton, Executive Director

5047 South Galleria Drive, Suite 210

Murray, UT 84123

801-268-3065

www.utahwaterusers.com 


Gene Shawcroft, Board Member

Zach Renstrom, Board Member & Municipal Caucus


Washington


Washington State Water Resources Association

John Stuhlmiller, Executive Director

626 Columbia Street NW, Suite 2-D

Olympia, WA 98501

360-754-0756

www.wswra.org


Larry Martin, Board Member

Craig Simpson, Board Member

John Stuhlmiller, Board Member

Chuck Freeman, Irrigation Caucus 

James Ziglar, Board Member At Large

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