Energy group director remains chairman of mineral leasing district board

David Ludlam
David Ludlam

The director of a regional energy industry group will remain chairman of the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District board.

The Mesa County Commissioners appointed David Ludlam to serve a second term as chairman of the district. Ludlam also serves as executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association. The district oversees the distribution of federal mineral leasing funds to local public entities to fund infrastructure, construction and public services.

Ludlam joins John Justman, Mesa County commissioner; and Craig Springer, president of Home Loan State Bank, on the district board.

“Our industry is proud to contribute so much to the regional economy, including royalties from natural gas production. But, we have impacts, too. This is a tremendous opportunity for public service that both highlights contributions from our industry, but also works to directly offset our impacts,” Ludlam said.

“I’m pleased to serve the Mesa County Commissioners and their constituents, and am thankful for their confidence moving forward,” he added.

During Ludlam’s first term, the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District board approved the allocation of $4.7 million in funds to help pay for everything from the construction of five new fire stations to technology upgrades for rural schools.

Applications for grants from the latest funding cycle will be accepted until March 8. For more information about grant applications and the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District, visit the Web site located at