Former Top Aide to Colorado Governor Hickenlooper to Partner With Local Communities to Create New Sources of Funding for Open Space, Parks and Conservation

April 1, 2019

The Trust for Public Land today announced that Conor Hall has joined the organization as the new Intermountain West Conservation Strategies and Policy Advocacy Director. He will work from Denver to secure funding for state and local government programs for conservation and parks projects throughout the Intermountain West.

Conor spent the previous four years working for former-Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in a range of roles, most recently Director of External Affairs and Senior Advisor to the Governor.

 “The Trust for Public Land is proud to be a long-time partner of state and local governments across the West and around the country,” said Jim Petterson, Southwest and Colorado Area Director for The Trust for Public Land, “Nowhere is this relationship stronger than here in Colorado where we look forward to working closely with Governor Polis and local towns, cities and counties on protecting the places that make Colorado so special.”

Over the past decade, The Trust for Public Land’s Conservation Finance program has helped secure $2.7 billion in voter-approved funds for parks, open space, trails and conservation in the Intermountain West, winning over 80 percent of the time. Most recently, The Trust for Public Land helped to renew the Colorado Lottery, the source of funds for Great Outdoors Colorado and the Conservation Trust Fund and pass major parks and conservation funding measures in Denver and in Grand and Chaffee Counties.

 “I am thrilled to engage in The Trust for Public Land’s mission of increasing access to public lands for all people,” said Hall, “The opportunity to work with communities across this region on an issue so close to my heart and so critical to the identity, health, and future of the of the American West is an honor and a privilege.”

Since 1996 The Trust for Public Land has helped pass 562 measures generating over $74 billion for land conservation, parks, and restoration.