Casey Lewis

Casey joined the Western Montana Conservation Commission as the Executive Director in 2023 and is excited about building up the new commission and effectively combining the past work of the Flathead Basin Commission and the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission across western Montana. Casey previously worked as the Environmental Coordinator for the City of Kalispell, where her work focused on protecting and improving local water quality. She has also served as a governor-appointed Commissioner on the Flathead Basin Commission, filling multiple roles including vice-chair, co-chair of the Education and Outreach Committee, and member of the Onsite Wastewater Committee. She has envisioned and developed numerous public programs and technical reports, as well as serving on many committees and groups throughout northwest Montana. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management, where her thesis focused on aquatic invasive species, and has volunteered on marine conservation projects around the world.