Christine Arbogast

Christine Arbogast is a native Coloradan, born in Pueblo and a graduate of Colorado State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in both journalism and political science. She was a newspaper reporter in two small Colorado communities before beginning work with Colorado Congressman Ray Kogovsek in 1979. She remained in Washington until 1984, when she returned to Colorado to work as a special projects administrator for the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture at the time the department launched the Always Buy Colorado program, now Colorado Proud.

In 1985, Christine joined Kogovsek & Associates, founded by the former Congressman. Since then, 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 public land use. Christine became president of the firm after the 2017 passing of her long-time friend and business partner.

Christine is vice-president of the Colorado Water Congress and serves as vice chair of the federal affairs committee. In January of 2019, she was awarded the prestigious Aspinall Award for leadership on water issues in her home state.

She is the former president of the National Water Resources Association, and serves as chair of the Federal Affairs Committee. She has received the President's Award three times, and in 2016, 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 is also a member of the Colorado River Water Users' Association, The Nature Conservancy, and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

She resides in Centennial, Colorado.