Garfield County’s new oil and gas liaison started work Monday
Post Independent staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
A new oil and gas liaison for Garfield County started work on Monday.
Kirby Wynn, who holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Texas at Austin and has lived in Colorado since 1995, is to be the county’s contact between the oil and gas industry, the public and state agencies charged with overseeing the industry.
His predecessor, Judy Jordan, was fired in June after seven years on the job for reasons never made public.
According to Wynn’s online resume, he has an extensive background in hydrological work for the U.S. Geological Survey, where he worked as a program officer, studies chief and hydrologist from 1992 to 2009.
He worked for the agency in Austin, Texas, Denver and Grand Junction.
Wynn’s work for USGS included organizing public forums and developing communications and public outreach plans.
“I have a long history of building diverse partnerships among governments, special districts and private groups to conduct unbiased water research throughout western Colorado,” Wynn said in a written statement issued by Dale Hancock, Garfield County public information officer.
Most recently, Wynn has been running his own consulting company, Wynn Environmental in Grand Junction. With this new position, he plans to move his family to Garfield County.
Wynn already has a track record with Garfield County. He presented a plan for developing a water resource database to the Energy Advisory Board in 2007 and worked on the database project in 2008, according to documents on the county’s website.
Hancock said Wynn has been busy this week making the rounds to meet community leaders, local agencies and energy operators.
Wynn, who is being paid $84,000 per year, will work in the Building and Planning department under Building and Planning Director Fred Jarman, Hancock said.
Wynn can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 625-5905.
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