Grand Junction Mayor Anna Stout has been appointed to state boards studying transportation planning region boundaries and geographic names.
The Colorado Department of Transportation named Stout to the Transportation Boundary Study Advisory Committee. The group will study the transportation planning region boundaries, taking into account such factors as commercial traffic, communities of interest, commuting, population trends, safety, tourism and vehicle miles traveled.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis appointed Stout to serve as a local government representative on the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board. The state board assists the United States Board on Geographic Names in evaluating proposed geographic and place name changes as well as name controversies. The state board makes recommendations to the governor.