Colin Wellenkamp directs an association of 85 United States Mayors in ten states the length of the Mississippi River from headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the association is to sustainably development the economy of the Mississippi River Valley concentrating on ecosystem restoration of the most important river corridor with the largest global trade footprint in the western hemisphere of the planet.
Colin Wellenkamp’s extensive career in the legal and policy fields has been focused on advocating and advancing public interests through improving local government functions and the activity of the business world. Mr. Wellenkamp is dedicated to assisting organizations and people transition to a sustainable way of life. Colin has represented cities, counties, states, and countries on three continents and has developed sustainable development platforms for local governments, corporations, and organizations.
Colin is a Registered Environmental Manager with the National Registry of Environmental Professionals and an adjunct professor at Washington University instructing at University College on sustainability as a transformative change agent.
Colin has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Saint Louis University, a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Sustainable Development Law from George Washington University Law School.