America's Watershed Board of Directors

A diverse steering committee include participants from across the watershed and different sectors.

Kirsten Wallace

Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA). St. Paul, Minn.


Kirsten Wallace is the Executive Director for the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association.  The Association is a 5-state interstate organization formed by the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin to coordinate the states’ river-related programs and policies and work with federal agencies that have river responsibilities.  In her position, Wallace develops regional positions, advocates the states’ collective interests before Congress and the federal agencies, and facilitates and fosters interagency coordination, cooperation, and communication.