Colorado lost a truly remarkable woman in Diane Hoppe who died on Feb. 27. A native of Colorado and raised in Sterling, Hoppe spent almost 30 years in both the public and private sectors stewarding Colorado’s natural and agricultural resources.
“Representative Hoppe’s contribution to the State of Colorado was substantial and the loss of her leadership and friendship will be felt by many statewide,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Hoppe served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1999 through 2006 and chaired the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee, the Water Interim Committee, and the Water Resources Review Committee, and served as Minority Whip. She was a founding member of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and served as President from 2002 through 2007. Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Diane to the Colorado Water Conservation Board as the South Platte Basin representative in 2012, and she was elected chair of the Board in 2015. Diane received many honors during her lifetime including the Colorado Water Congress 2013 Wayne N. Aspinall Award for Outstanding Water Leader.
Diane Hoppe’s spirit will forever be remembered and will serve as an inspiration to the many lives she touched.
Services for Diane will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, at Holy Comfortor Episcopal Church in Broomfield.
“A great leader for challenging times. Graceful in times of stress. Generous with her wisdom at all times. Her enduring legacy, leadership by example,” said Justice Greg Hobbs.
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