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Lorri Lee
Pacific Northwest Regional Director

As Regional Director for the Pacific Northwest Region, Lorri Lee oversees the management of the Bureau of Reclamation's water projects in the Columbia River Basin, which includes Idaho, Washington, most of Oregon, and parts of Montana and Wyoming. In addition to the Regional Office in Boise, Idaho, the Region includes the Grand Coulee Power Office in Grand Coulee, Washington, and Area Offices located in Yakima, Washington, and Boise, Idaho.

Lee began her Reclamation career in 1982. She held multiple positions including Program Manager for the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Program, Deputy Regional Director, and Regional Liaison to the Commissioner's Office in Washington, D.C. She was named Regional Director of the Lower Colorado Region in 2007 and oversaw all Reclamation operations in southern Nevada, southern California, most of Arizona and small portions of Utah and New Mexico.

Lee has received numerous awards during her career, including the Superior Service Award and Meritorious Service Award, two of the Department of the Interior's highest honors for career employees. In 2007, she was recognized by the Arizona Department of Game and Fish as Conservationist of the Year for her work in building partnerships and collaboration.

A native of southwestern Colorado, she and her family enjoy the great outdoors. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Updated: March 13, 2012