White PaperState Leadership Roles for Outdoor Recreation: A Promising Trend

May 3, 2016

A recent development within state governments—namely Colorado, Utah and Washington—is the creation of and investment in high-level positions charged with the dual role of supporting the outdoor industry and improving outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state. Each of these states has identified outdoor recreation as a core priority for the health of their citizens and their economy. 

This short paper serves as a brief on the topic for Outdoor Industry Association members in those states, as well as other stakeholders interested in advocating for similar positions in their home state.