Mike King

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Mike King
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Colorado Executive Director of Natural Resources
In office
May 2010 - Present
Years in position 5
Base salary$146,040
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 2010
Appointed byGovernor Bill Ritter
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Master'sUniversity of Colorado at Denver
J.D.University of Denver
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Mike King is the current Colorado Executive Director of Natural Resources. King has served in this position since May 2010, after his appointment by then-Governor Bill Ritter. He was reappointed as director by Ritter's successor, Governor John Hickenlooper, after Hickenlooper took office in January 2011.[1]


Before becoming executive director, King was Assistant Director for Lands, Minerals and Energy Policy from 2000 to 2006 and Deputy Director of Natural Resources from 2006 to 2010. He previously worked in various capacities in the Policy and Regulation Section of the Colorado Division of Wildlife and was also an assistant state attorney general from 1993 to 1999. King holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a J.D. from the University of Denver and an M.P.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver.[2]


  • B.A. in Journalism - University of Colorado at Boulder
  • J.D. - University of Denver
  • M.P.A. University of Colorado at Denver

Political career

Executive Director of Natural Resources (2010-present)

King was first appointed to the position in May 2010 and re-appointed by incoming Governor John Hickenlooper in January 2011. As the executive director serves at the pleasure of the governor, King is not subject to periodic reappointment, except when a new governor takes office.[3]


2010, 2011

King was first appointed to his position by former-Gov. Bill Ritter in May 2010. He was reappointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in January 2011.


King and his wife, Amy, have three children.[2]

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