Gov. Jared Polis announced the appointment Wednesday of Rebecca Mitchell as the new Colorado Commissioner to the Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC).

The UCRC is an interstate water agency consisting of the Upper Colorado River Basin States of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Mitchell, who is director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, replaces outgoing Commissioner James Eklund on the commission.

“Rebecca will bring experience, leadership and a thorough knowledge of Colorado River issues and will enhance the shared mission of the Upper basin states of comity and collaboration as the Colorado River Commissioner,” Gov. Polis said in a press release issued by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.