Stansbury Park, Utah
Mr. Barrett is a consultant for Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems. Prior to that he served as a consultant to the Colorado River Energy Distributors Association from April 1995 to May 2001 and from July 2003 to 2010. From February 1989 until April 1995 Mr. Barrett was Executive Director of CREDA, and directed the activities of the Association whose members represent over 125 customer-owned electric utilities in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.
He has over 32 years with the Bureau of Reclamation and his first assignment was in the Denver Design Office working on the design of Glen Canyon Dam. In September 1981 he was appointed Regional Director of the Upper Colorado Region. During this period he was also appointed Acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation for an extended period in 1985-86. Prior to coming to Salt Lake City in 1981, he had been Assistant Commissioner – Planning and Operations of the Bureau of Reclamation since August 1976. In that position he was responsible for policy development, planning, and operation of water resources in the 17 Western United States.
He has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Denver and is a registered professional engineer. Cliff also retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with the rank of Lt. Colonel.