Bill Hahnenberg retired in January of 2021 after a career of 47 and a half years with the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. For the last three and a half years of his career, he served as the Deputy Director for Fire and Aviation Management in the Forest Service National Office. During his distinguished career, Bill has served as a type 1 & 2 Incident Commander and has managed 35-40 complex fires. An advocate of the Cohesive Strategy and its tenet to create fire adapted communities, Bill joined the Fire Adapted Colorado Board of Directors in 2022. He continues to serve on a Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team as Deputy Incident Commander.
Bill is thankful for a long, interesting and challenging career with more than 40 years of fire experience. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1973 with majors in Forestry and Soil Science. He enjoys living in Grand Junction and recreating outdoors with his wife Liz.