Stakeholder Committee

The San Miguel Watershed Coalition is governed by a 25-person Stakeholder Committee. The Committee was formed in 2017 in order to provide an opportunity for all watershed communities and interests to have a voice in the future of the San Miguel Watershed Coalition. The group meets biannually to discuss and vote on SMWC’s projects and priorities. Currently, the Stakeholder Committee consists of the following members:
  • Earl Reams, Landowner
  • Cherri Cooper, Agricultural
  • Celene Hawkins, TNC
  • Chris Hazen. Business
  • Matt Zumstein, USFS
  • Sonja Allen, Ophir
  • Sarah Bachman, Naturita
  • Eric Gardunio, CPW
  • Jedd Sondergaard, BLM
  • Dawna Morris, Nucla
  • Jim Wells, Norwood Water Commission
  • Kerry Welch, Norwood
  • Lexi Tuddenham, Conservation (SMA)
  • Vicki Phelps, Education (WEP)
  • Sam Starr, Mountain Village
  • Lance McDonald, Town of Telluride
  • Lynn Padgett, San Miguel County
  • Bill Merrill, At-Large
  • Mike Weist, Recreation
  • Vacant, Montrose County
  • Vacant, Mining
  • Vacant, Energy
  • Vacant, Commercial Forest
  • Vacant, DRMS
  • Vacant, At-Large