Colorado River District names Andrew A. Mueller finalist to become new GM
September 19, 2017
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado River District's board of directors has named Andrew A. Mueller, of Glenwood Springs, to succeed Eric Kuhn as general manager of the multi-county water conservation district. Kuhn is retiring after 36 years with the district.
"The board was impressed with Mueller's credentials, background and vision for the district," said Tom Alvey, board president, in a news release. "We were fortunate to have an outstanding pool of candidates from which Mr. Mueller rose to the top."
Mueller was selected after a nationwide search. Per state law, no offer of employment can be made for at least 14 days following Mueller's selection. No starting date or other details of employment have been established, the release said.
The general manager reports to the 15-member River District board of directors and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the district and management of the 25-member staff. Mueller is currently a partner with the Glenwood Springs law firm of Karp Neu Hanlon. He was previously the managing partner at the Ouray-based firm of Hockersmith & Mueller. Mueller served as Ouray County's director on the Colorado River District's board from 2006 to January 2015, holding positions as board president and vice president.
The Colorado Legislature created the Colorado River District in 1937 "for the conservation, use and development of the water resources of the Colorado River and its principal tributaries."