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Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher
Assistant Policy Director

I'm a fifth generation South Dakotan with deep roots in the McCook/Lake county area. Growing up in the countryside gave me a deep appreciation for the rural landscape and the people who live there

After graduating from the University of Montana I returned to South Dakota and began working in rural community organizing. This experience eventually led me to my role with the Center, where I have a focus on clean energy policy.

My work is rewarding because it allows me to build relationships with and work alongside people who want to create positive and meaningful changes in their communities.

In addition to my work for the Center I enjoy cooking, running, yoga, gardening, and adventuring outdoors as much as possible.