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Christine Arbogast is a native Coloradan. She has a degree in journalism and political science and has worked with Congressman Ray Kogovsek since 1979. Since 1985 when Kogovsek & Associates was established, the small firm has worked primarily in the Western states on resource and tribal issues as well as local government concerns, capital construction projects and health care.
Christine is President and Chair of the Federal Affairs Committee of the National Water Resources Association and has received the President’s Award from three different leaders of the organization. In 2016, the NWRA gave Christine the John F. Sullivan/G. Thomas Choules Award for one “whose service, promoting the regulatory/legislative/judicial agenda of the Association, was above and beyond that expected of a member of the leadership.” This award has only been bestowed to five NWRA members. Christine serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Water Congress and serves on the policy/advocacy and federal affairs committees. In January, Christine was named the Aspinall Water Leader of the Year by the CWC, an award given to individuals who have demonstrated long-term commitment and contribution to the statewide water community. She is the third woman to receive the award in more than 40 years. Christine is also a member of the Colorado River Water Users’ Association. She is the president of the Women in Water Scholarship Fund, a new 501C3 which awarded its first $5,000 scholarship in 2019. Visit the WIW website Funding Women in Water
Established 34 years ago, Kogovsek & Associates, Inc. continues to provide affordable, effective support for Western interests on responsible water resource management, development and conservation, use and protection of our public lands, Native American issues and access to federal support for related programs.
The small, Colorado-based firm was founded by the late Ray Kogovsek, a former legislator and Congressman who passed away in 2017. I am honored to now serve as its President.
I believe the breadth of our client history speaks clearly on behalf of our ability to navigate the complex legislative and administrative processes, particularly at the federal level. So does the long-standing nature of our client portfolio.
Kogovsek & Associates’ priorities remain a close working relationship with its client family, and maintaining strong working relationships on both sides of the political aisle.
Kogovsek & Associates is committed to involving clients directly in the lobbying experience; meeting with federal and state agencies and congresssional and legislative decision-makers. After all, no one can tell the story about government’s role in the lives of a water provider, a local municipality or an Indian Tribe better than the leaders of those entities and their excellent and experienced staff of experts.
The firm serves as the critical link between those who manage services to their constituents and the government agencies and legislative bodies whose actions affect clients daily. The firm’s goal has always been positive impact and working with clients, we have successfully achieved that for more than three decades.