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Governor reappoints Ogilvie to Colorado River Commission

By ThisIsReno


CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons announced the reappointment of George Ogilvie III to the Colorado River Commission. Ogilvie was first appointed to the Commission in 2007. Ogilvie is a native Nevadan and is managing partner of the Las Vegas office of the law firm McDonald Carano Wilson.

“George Ogilvie has a long history of advocacy for the people of Nevada,” Governor Gibbons said, “Mr. Ogilvie has done an outstanding job as Chairman of the Colorado River Commission and I am pleased he will be able to continue his work on behalf of all Nevadans.”

“Serving on the Colorado River Commission for the last three years has been an honor, and I greatly appreciate the confidence the Governor has demonstrated in reappointing me as Chairman.” said Ogilvie. “I have the privilege of working with an incredibly talented and dedicated staff, whose work is so vital to the State of Nevada. In continuing my service as Chairman, I look forward to serving and working with our staff and the other Commission members on the energy and water issues that are ever-increasingly critical to southern Nevada’s future.”

The Colorado River Commission (CRC) acquires, manages and protects Nevada’s water and hydroelectric power resources from the Colorado River. Six other states and the federal government share the management of the Colorado River Basin. The CRC is Nevada’s representative in dealings with those other states and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.