BLM Northwest District Office welcomes new field manager

MEEKER | The Colorado Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest District Office welcomes Bill Mills as the new Field Manager for the White River Field Office in Meeker, Colorado. Mills will assume responsibilities as the new field manager beginning Jan. 3. He will be responsible for the management and stewardship of more than 40 employees and over 1.4 million acres of public land in Rio Blanco County and portions of Garfield and Moffat County in northwestern Colorado.  

“We are delighted to welcome Bill Mills aboard as the new Field Manager for the White River Field Office here in northwest Colorado,” said District Manager Elijah Waters. “Bill has a proven history of building consensus and finding innovative solutions to manage public lands in Colorado, and we’re thrilled to have him join our team.”

Bill has been the Kremmling Field Manager since September 2018. He began his BLM career in 2010 as a at the BLM National Operations Center in Lakewood, Colorado. In 2014, Bill moved to the BLM Colorado State Office where he held a position of section chief in the Division of Support Services. In 2016, Bill transitioned to the Administrative Officer, Rocky Mountain District Staff in Canon City, Colorado.  

“I am honored to be the new Field Manager for the White River Field Office and to have the opportunity to work with such a talented staff,” said White River Field Manager, Bill Mills. “I look forward to continuing to connect with the local communities, government officials, Tribes, and stakeholders.”

Prior to his BLM career, Bill served in the U.S. Air Force from 1989-2009. Bill and his wife Chandra have six children and one grandson. They enjoy being active with their kids’ athletic programs. In his spare time, Bill enjoys boating, fishing and golf.


PRESS RELEASE | Special to the Herald Times

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