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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 14:10

Suzanne Bothell Selected as Chair

suzanne appointmentNewly-elected Chair of CCI's Agriculture, Wildlife & Rural Affairs Steering Committee, Rio Grande Commissioner Suzanne Bothell, with her vice chair, Pitkin County Commissioner Steve Child.

Suzanne Bothell has been selected Chair of Colorado Counties Inc Agriculture, Wildlife, and Rural Affairs Steering Committee.  As Chair, she will work with fellow commissioners and CCI staff to:

  • recognize agriculture as an essential economic sector and support activities and measures that promote and ensure the profitability of the agriculture industry.  Strong support for right-to-farm ordinances and the acquisition of conservation easements and conservation leases to maintain agricultural uses is part of this committees' charge,
  • supports enhancement of the local government role, including but not limited to the creation of wildlife advisory committees in the management and utilization of Colorado‚Äôs wildlife resources,
  • recognize the uniqueness and necessity of rural counties and urges county and state officials to take a strong leadership role in revitalizing communities in their county.  Local control is essential and the committee will oppose any efforts to supersede, override, preempt or limit local authority.
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