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Affiliation: 
Western Governors' Association
Title: 
Program Manager
Expertise: 
drought policy, water policy, NIDIS

Biography

Shaun McGrath was first elected to City Council in November 2003 and reelected in 2005. In 2007, McGrath was elected Mayor by the City Council. His current term expires in November 2009. McGrath has worked for the Western Governors' Association since 1995. During the first three and a half years, he was the Senior Legislative Assistant in the WGA-Washington, D.C. Office. In November 1998, he transferred to the Denver Office where he is the Program Director responsible for Water Policy, Drought Policy, Climate Change Adaptation, and the WGA Wildlife Corridors Initiative. Additionally, he staffs the WGA Resolutions Committee, and serves as the WGA liaison to the Western States Water Council. Prior to coming to WGA, Shaun was a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jim Slattery of Kansas, handling environmental issues for the Congressman that came before the Energy and Commerce Committee. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Kansas Natural Resource Council - a non-profit environmental organization - and Trade Manager for the Kansas Department of Commerce's European Office in Stuttgart, Germany. Shaun has a Bachelor of Arts in German and Political Science from Kansas State University and a Master's of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. He is married to Rebecca Heaton, who is the Editor of Rocky Mountain Sports Magazine.