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State Commission: Minnesota

Anne Lewis

Pilot Emeritus

After more than 30 years in public relations and marketing, including owning an agency, I became interested in public engagement for the Mississippi River. My experiences of living on both the river and the Chesapeake Bay were at the root of this interest, and I formed a nonprofit called America’s Waterway. That involvement enabled me to learn from groups like the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, America’s Great Watershed Initiative (The Nature Conservancy) and the Mississippi River/Gulf Hypoxia Assessment Task Force, as well as AmericaSpeaks and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. In 2015, I was elected to Minnesota’s Mississippi River Parkway Commission. I currently serve as its At-Large Commissioner and Secretary.

A graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN (a mile from the river) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where I received a master’s degree in Communication, my husband and I have lived in Buffalo, Minnesota, Buffalo, New York, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (on the Mississippi River) and in Baltimore, Maryland. Today we live a mile from the river (and the Great River Road) in Minneapolis and have two daughters and their families living nearby.

Position Held

  • Board
    • National MRPC Pilot Emeritus
  • Technical Committee
    • Culture & Heritage Committee Member
    • ERA Committee Member
    • Marketing Committee Member
    • Transportation Committee Member
  • Other
    • Collaborative Committee Member
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Past Pilot

Contact Info

  • Address
    500 Grant St. East
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Home Phone
    (410) 493-0362
  • Cell Phone
    (410) 493-0362
  • Email

National Office Contact Information


National MRPC Office
PO Box 7395
Madison, WI 53707-7395


Toll Free: 866-763-8310
E-mail: [email protected]