J. Signe Snortland Selected as Eastern Colorado Deputy Area Manager

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

For Release: May 16, 2014

LOVELAND, Colo. -- The Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region has selected J. Signe Snortland as the Deputy Area Manager for the Eastern Colorado Area Office in Loveland, Colo. Snortland will assume her responsibilities as Deputy Area Manager on May 18. She replaces Jacklynn Gould who was promoted to Area Manager in January. "I am looking forward to Signe joining the Area Office in this important leadership position," said Gould. "She brings a broad range of expertise to our office in managing water and hydropower projects. She brings a strong customer focused approach and demonstrated ability to implement innovative and collaborative solutions to complex issues."

Prior to accepting the Deputy Area Manager position, Snortland served as an Environmental Specialist for Reclamation's Dakotas Area Office in Bismarck, North Dakota. She is a graduate of Reclamation's Executive Leadership Development Program. She has successfully managed several large, complex projects, including the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Mount Elbert Pumped-Storage Plant Rehabilitation Project in the Eastern Colorado Area Office; the Lower Yellowstone Intake Project Environmental Assessment in the Montana Area Office; the Red River Valley Water Supply Project Environmental Impact Statement in the Dakotas Area Office; and the Republican River Basin Study in the Nebraska-Kansas Area Office.

The Eastern Colorado Area Office 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