America's Watershed Board of Directors

A diverse board includes participants from across the watershed and different sectors.


Sue Lowry

Wyoming State Engineer’s Office Cheyenne, WY



Sue began working in the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office in 1988 as an Interstate Streams Engineer dealing with interstate issues in the Bear, Yellowstone, Snake, and Belle Fourche River basins of Wyoming. From 1995 to 2002 she served as the Director of Policy for the agency.

This position involved work on regional and national policy issues, water planning and water conservation topics, as well as budget and personnel issues. In March 2002 the interstate activities of the agency were centralized into a separate Division, and Sue was appointed as the Administrator.

After receiving her B.S. degree, Sue worked from 1981 to 1985 for the Farm Credit System as an agricultural loan officer in Casper and Laramie, Wyoming. Sue serves as Wyoming’s representative on a number of western councils and organizations, including the Western States Water Council. Sue also recently served as the President for the Interstate Council on Water Policy. Governor Mead named Sue as Wyoming’s commissioner to the Bear River and Yellowstone River Compact Commissions in June, 2012.

Sue received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics (1981) and an M.S. in Range Management/Water Resources (1988) from the University of Wyoming.

Originally from a farm near Brush, Colorado, Sue has lived in Wyoming since 1977, and is married to an environmental program manager with the Wyoming Department of Transportation.