Deputy Director & Lead Lobbyist
Anne hedges has been program director and lead lobbyist for the Montana Environmental Information Center since 1993. Anne works with citizens, administrative agencies, and elected officials on issues such as global warming, energy policy, air pollution, coal mining, state lands management, land use regulation and general environmental policy. Most recently, Anne has focused on air quality, waste, mining and water issues surrounding the development of Montana's vast coal resources.
Anne received her Bachelor of Science degree in environmental policy analysis and planning from the University of California at Davis and a Masters of Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. She spent two years in the Peace Corps as an environmental education volunteer in paraguay.
In 2006 Anne was given an award by the Montana Wildlife Federation for her outstanding work lobbying on behalf of conservation interests. She also received a similar award from Women's Voices for the Earth two years earlier. In December 2008, the Helena-based Cinnabar Foundation recognized Anne with its highest award, the Len and Sandy Sargent Stewardship Award. Foundation executive director, Jim Posewitz said: “Through the years, your abilities as a spokesperson for protecting Montana’s precious environment have been recognized by a number of conservation organizations. Cinnabar now joins their ranks in expressing our appreciation for your contributions as a lobbyist and a consistent advocate for our state’s air, water, and precious landscapes.” The award included a grant of $5,000 to MEIC.
In September 2010, Anne received the Outstanding Preservation Leadership award from the Montana Preservation Alliance for "Championing Preservation of the Great Falls Portage National Historic Landmark."
Contact Anne at: firstname.lastname@example.org