Coloradan Will Shafroth will serve as an interim assistant secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks with Tom Strickland leaving for the private sector.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Chief of Staff Tom Strickland and Will Shafroth were actively involved in the creation of Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), one of the nation’s premier independent government agencies with dedicated funding for parks, open space and recreation investments.
In 1991 and 1992, we were involved in assisting them and many others, including Governor Roy Romer, in shifting lottery dollars that were going to prison construction to the new GOCO agency.
Most recently, the three have been attempting to create a national agency, “America’s Great Outdoors,” based on the GOCO concept.
Shafroth was GOCO’s first director, and maybe the next assistant secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
See Denver Post article: Tom Strickland to step down as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s chief of staff