DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has been elected chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General at the organization’s annual meeting in Idaho.
“It is an honor to serve as the voice for western attorneys general as we move forward and confront the numerous challenges facing our states over the next year,” Suthers said. “The Conference of Western Attorneys General is a powerful voice for western states and an important forum for attorneys general to collaborate on issues of critical import to our constituents.”
The attorneys general of 15 western states and three pacific territories comprise the Conference of Western Attorneys General. The organization provides a forum for the attorneys general from these states and territories to discuss and collaborate on issues of particular importance to the region.
Each attorney general who heads the Conference of Western Attorneys General selects one issue, critical to the region, to highlight during his tenure as chairman. Suthers said he has chosen to focus his tenure on issues surrounding the West’s most important resource, water.
“Water is the lifeblood of western states. How we store, consume and divert this precious resource will largely determine the region’s future growth and prosperity,” Suthers said. “During my tenure as chairman, I look forward to working with my peers to discuss and debate the critical issues and trends affecting our water.”
Suthers has served as vice chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General over the past year.