Reclamation Selects Jacklynn Gould as Eastern-Colorado Area Manager

Media Contact: Kara Lamb, (970) 962-4326

For Release: December 05, 2013

LOVELAND, Colo. -- The Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region has selected Jacklynn Gould, a Colorado native, as the Eastern Colorado Area Manager in Loveland, Colo. Gould will assume her responsibilities as Area Manager on Dec. 15. She replaces Mike Collins, who is retiring after more than 42 years of federal service.

"Gould is the right candidate for the job," said Great Plains Regional Director Mike Ryan. "Her prior experience working at ECAO, along with her extensive background in management and water operations qualifies her to help mitigate water challenges of the future."

Gould is the first female Area Manager Eastern Colorado has hired. Prior to accepting the Area Manager position, she served as the Deputy Area Manager for the Eastern Colorado Area Office in Loveland. Gould's career with Reclamation began in 1992 as a water resource planner in Reclamation's Denver Office. She has also worked in the Albuquerque Area Office, and most recently in the Eastern Colorado Area Office.

"I'm honored to be selected as the Eastern-Colorado Area Manager," said Gould. "I look forward to the opportunities and challenges Colorado faces in managing and developing the water resources of tomorrow."

Eastern Colorado is home to two major Reclamation projects: the Colorado Big-Thompson and Fryingpan-Arkansas. Together, the projects provide water to over 1.5 million people.

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Relevant Link:

Eastern Colorado Area Office Home Page