Our Mission

Honoring Ray Kogovsek

A life-size bronze statue of the late Ray Kogovsek was unveiled this fall. It sits on the grounds of the Pueblo County Courthouse, where Ray began his political career as deputy county clerk. He went on to the Colorado House of Representatives, served as minority leader in the Colorado Senate, and was elected in 1978 to the United States Congress. Bipartisanship and a passion for the natural resources of the West are his legacy. Ray passed away in 2017. Kogovsek & Associates continues to dedicate its work on Western issues related to water, public lands and Native Americans in Ray’s memory.

Established in 1985, Kogovsek & Associates, Inc. continues to provide affordable, effective support for Western interests on responsible water resource management, development and conservation, use and protection of our public lands, Native American issues and local government and water district access to federal support for related programs.

The small, Colorado-based firm was founded by the late Ray Kogovsek, a former legislator and Congressman who passed away in 2017. It is my honor to serve as its President and to employ the high standards of advocacy set by Ray.

I believe the breadth of our client history speaks clearly to our ability to navigate the complex legislative and administrative processes, particularly at the federal level.  So does the long-standing nature of our client portfolio.

Kogovsek & Associates’ priorities remain a close working relationship with its client family, and maintaining strong working relationships on both sides of the political aisle. 

               "More than ever in a high intensity political climate, Western water interests must carry on their strong tradition of non-partisan solution-seeking. Transcending political party lines is an absolute necessity when we work to maintain the economies and the quality of life in the semi-arid West. It is a tradition I am proud a to be a part of."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Christine Arbogast, President

Kogovsek & Associates is committed to involving clients directly in the lobbying experience; meeting with federal and state agencies and congresssional and legislative decision-makers. After all, no one can tell the story about government's role in the lives of a water provider, a local municipality or an Indian Tribe better than the leaders of those entities and their excellent and experienced staff of experts.

The firm serves as the critical link between those who manage services to their constituents and the government agencies and legislative bodies whose actions affect clients daily. The firm's goal has always been positive impact and working with clients, we have successfully achieved that for 38 years.

It would be my pleasure to establish a working relationship with you, and I hope the information shared here will help us to get acquainted.

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