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Release Date: 06/06/12
Contacts: Deanna Masterson, 303-239-3671    

Lura Matthews Hired as BLM Colorado Service First Coordinator (06-06-12)

LAKEWOOD— The Bureau of Land Management welcomes Lura Matthews as the Service First Coordinator for the Colorado State Office.

“We look forward to Lura’s arrival and welcome her to BLM Colorado,” said Helen Hankins, BLM Colorado State Director. “Lura’s experience cultivating relationships with other government agencies and partners will translate well to Colorado’s Service First program.”

Prior to joining the BLM, Matthews was a program analyst with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  She led the EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites initiative.  Matthews began her career at EPA in 2006 as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.  She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Lawrence University.

“I’m excited to be joining BLM Colorado and moving to Denver,” said Matthews.

In her free time, you will find Matthews rock climbing, whitewater canoeing and generally enjoying the mountains. 

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-06-2012