Voting Board Member
Colleen Williams has 16 years of experience in watershed coordination and management of the James Creek Watershed Initiative, a local community nonprofit watershed group that takes direct action to protect and restore the waters of James Creek and surrounding forest. She also works for the Colorado Rural Water Association as a USDA Senior Source Water Protection Specialist for the past 11 years. Her role at Colorado Rural Water Association is to coordinate and facilitate community stakeholder meetings to develop and implement source water protection plans to protect sources of drinking water for community water systems throughout Colorado. She also conducts training for water operators and Water Board members on source water protection planning. As an advocate for rural communities protecting their water resources, her source water protection efforts have resulted in awards at the regional, state, and local level.