Mar 29, 2021Colorado’s Sakata named to water board; steps down as CFVGA board president
Robert Sakata, Sakata Farms, Brighton, Colorado, has been appointed to the Colorado Water Conservation Board and was officially sworn in March 10. The board is comprised of 15 members.
There are 10 voting members appointed by the governor to serve a three-year term. The Colorado Water Conservation Board’s (CWCB) mission is: To Conserve, Develop, Protect and Manage Colorado’s Water for Present and Future Generations.
He is one of the first-full-time farmers appointed to CWCB and believes the position will allow him to represent Colorado agriculture in an important way.
In a message to the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Board of Directors (CFVGA), Sakata said it was an honor yet a surprise to be tapped for the
position. He also revealed that it soon became apparent that he could not effectively serve on the CWCB and the CFVGA Board while farming full time. Sakata is a founding member of CFVGA and served as its president since 2015, the year members first met to elect a board of directors.