2020 Articles

Officers and Trustees Highlight – Jim Dunlap

We are highlighting our Officers and Trustees this year to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of CRWUA. Say hello to:

Jim Dunlap (Trustee from New Mexico Delegation)

My name is Jim Dunlap from Farmington, NM. I received both my Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees from New Mexico State University. I have been involved in water issues for more than 55 years, primarily focused on rural & municipal drinking water issues. I represented NM on the board of National Rural Water Association for 38 years. I have been involved with CRWUA since 1976.

I learned early on in life if you were going to be successful in any profession you needed to be a member of professional organizations and learn from related professionals. CRWUA has been a major provider in that quest, learning the issues of each state and their relation to their neighboring states. The many capable people from each state in the Colorado River Basin have taught me much. I was encouraged and learned from an old friend & mentor, Quincy Cornelius, a past president of CRWUA. Being a member of CRWUA has assisted me in working with Congress, as well as State & local leaders, primarily in the efforts to build the Animas LaPlata Project in which I became involved with in 1966. I also applied these principles in helping National Rural Water Association secure funding for small, rural water systems throughout the nation. I realized the need for professional local organizations and helped form the San Juan Water Commission.

Click here to view the Officers and Trustees page from the CRWUA website.