Hot Sulphur Springs Rep. Randy Baumgardner named to Tourism Board And House Agriculture Committee
July 16, 2009
House Republican Leader Mike May, R-Parker, has announced that he appointed Rep. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, to serve on the Colorado Tourism Office Board and the House Agriculture Livestock and Natural Resources Committee.
“Tourism is an important aspect of Colorado’s economy and I am certain that Randy will play a strong role in promoting our state,” May said. “His rural background provides him with a unique perspective as to how important tourism is to local economies across Colorado.”
The 13-member tourism board is responsible for developing policies regarding the Colorado Travel and Tourism Fund to promote tourism and travel that benefits the state.
“Tourism benefits the state of Colorado in many ways,” Baumgardner said. “I am happy to join the board and plan to serve as a strong voice for the Western Slope when it comes to promoting Colorado as a tourist destination.”
As a member of the board, Baumgardner will work with other board members to oversee the efforts of the Colorado Tourism Office.
Baumgardner will also begin serving on the house Agriculture Livestock and Natural Resources Committee when the legislature convenes in January.
“As a rancher, I know the issues that will come before this committee and feel that I am prepared to serve as a strong voice for Colorado’s agricultural community,” Baumgardner said. “This is an important committee assignment for my district and I am eager to get to work on the issues.”
As a member of the House Agriculture Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, Baumgardner will evaluate legislative proposals that effect agriculture in Colorado. Examples may include proposals regarding farming and ranching, water rights, and other issues of importance to the agricultural community.
Baumgardner will begin serving on the Colorado Tourism Board immediately and will take his position on the House Agriculture Livestock and Natural Resources Committee when the Legislature reconvenes.