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Lisa Rutherford

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Originally from New Mexico, Lisa taught elementary school for several years in Texas after graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso before moving to Anchorage, Alaska, where she lived for 30 years and worked in the oil industry for 20 years. She has lived in Ivins for 17 years. In 2006, Lisa became involved with Citizens for Dixie’s Future (now Conserve Southwest Utah) and served as a board member from 2006 to 2010. Lisa wrote for The Spectrum’s Writers Group from 2010 until it was disbanded in 2015. Her writing focuses mainly on conservation issues to help raise the level of awareness in southern Utah. She and her companion Paul Van Dam, former Utah Attorney General, have been deeply involved in the Lake Powell Pipeline issue since 2008. Lisa also serves on the Ivins Sensitive Lands Committee and has been a member since 2008. She currently serves as an advisor to CSU. She maintains a Southern Utah Issues Facebook page