River Commission

  • 1st Wednesday of each month (unless rescheduled due to proximity to holiday) at 7:30 AM
  • Please refer to the Commission calendar as locations and dates may change.
  • City Hall
    101 West 8th Street
    Community Development Conference Room 201
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Members

  • Scott Schreiber (Chairman)
    Appointed: 03/2018, 03/2021
    Term Expires: 03/2024
  • Erika Gibson (Vice Chairman)
    Appointed: 03/2018, 03/2021
    Term Expires: 03/2024
  • Hunter Causey
    Appointed: 02/2022
    Term Expires: 03/2025
  • Richard "Chip" Fisher
    Appointed: 03/2021
    Term Expires: 03/2024
  • Kyle Holt
    Appointed: 02/2022
    Term Expires: 03/2025
  • Joel Shute 
    Appointed: Alternate 02/2020 (to fill), 03/2021
    Term Expires: 03/2024
  • Chris Treese
    Appointed: 06/2017, 02/2020
    Term Expires: 03/2023

Alternates

  • Christopher Sharrow
    Appointed:  Alternate 02/2022
    Term Expires: 03/2025

Council Liaison

  • Paula Stepp

Composition of the River Commission

  • Seven (7) citizens, with one (1) alternate, at least six (6) who are residents of the City and one (1) who may reside outside of the City but within the 81601 zip code area or own real property or a business within the City.

Powers and Duties of the River Commission

(as defined in Title 020 of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Code);
(g) Powers and duties of River Commission.

The powers and duties of the River Commission shall be:

  1. To investigate, study, and report to the City Council any and all matters concerning the use, enjoyment, conservation of the, rivers and streams in the City and its environs and the open space adjacent thereto, including water quality issues, the protection of valuable riparian ecosystems, and water rights matters.
  2. To advise the City Council on public access to and use of rivers and streams in the City and the adjacent environs and maintain and update a map related thereto as necessary.
  3. To advise the City Council on the use of municipally owned property adjacent to the rivers and City construction projects in the rivers or adjacent open space.
  4. To promote and celebrate riverfront cleanup efforts and public awareness of non-point source water pollution.
  5. To investigate, study and report to the City Council on grants, donations and other forms of funding to assist in the acquisition and improvement of the rivers and adjacent open space, and to otherwise advise the City Council on budgetary needs related to preservation of open space and river improvement.
  6. To appoint subcommittees as necessary to carry out the foregoing functions.
  7. To coordinate with the Parks and Recreation Commission, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Middle Colorado Watershed Council, and other organizations, stakeholders groups, and property owners as is necessary to carry out the foregoing functions.
  8. At the request of City Council hold an annual work session with the City Council to review the actions taken by the River Commission regarding the foregoing functions and discuss future plans.