Colorado River Commission of Nevada
Ms. Harkins is the executive director of the Colorado River Commission of Nevada. The CRC is responsible as a full-service electric utility to serve the needs of the Southern Nevada Water Authority in its effort to expand the water treatment and transmission facilities in southern Nevada. It also provides leadership and consultation on various efforts to secure additional water and power resources for southern Nevada.
Prior to coming to the CRC, Ms. Harkins spent 27 years with the Bureau of Reclamation where she most recently served as the deputy regional director of the Lower Colorado Region. During her tenure at Reclamation, she led the agency in development of Interim Surplus Guidelines, as well as supervised water and power operations for the Lower Colorado Region. Ms. Harkins is a member of the American Public Power Association, The Colorado River Energy Distributors Association, and the Colorado River Water Users Association.
Ms. Harkins is a University of Utah graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in geological engineering with an emphasis in hydrology and groundwater. She is a registered professional engineer in Nevada and California. She holds a Master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and is a graduate of the Office of Personnel Management’s Women’s Executive Leadership Program.