Bart Mihailovich serves as the Organizing Director for Waterkeeper Alliance. He has been on staff working to support the movement since 2014. In his current role he manages and nurtures the organization's membership base by providing value to members, enhancing their experience, and ensuring their continued engagement and support.
Bart grew up in Butte, Montana where summers involved river trips on his homewaters of the Big Hole River. He now makes his home in Missoula, Montana near the Clark Fork, Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers which he frequents often.
Always enamored by his deep connection to being on the water, Bart was drawn to work on water issues when he learned that he could hang out with other water people in a professional setting. Beyond that he is passionate about preserving water resources and river experiences for future generations.
Before working at Waterkeeper Alliance, but already into his Warerkeeper movement career, Bart was the Spokane Riverkeeper in Spokane, Washington for four years and also engaged for over a decade in the local Spokane environmental, civic engagement and cultural scene as a blogger, radio host, board member of various organizations and activities, volunteer and Spokane Expo ‘74 tour guide. Bart holds a degree in journalism from Eastern Washington University (2006), was recognized for his outstanding public service contributions with a Peirone Award, given by the Pacific Northwest Inlander (2011), was recognized by both the Spokane Businesses Catalyst Magazine and by Eastern Washington University in their respective “20 under 40” lists (2013), and was awarded the Inspirational Young Alumnus Award from his alma mater (2014).
Bart and his sons Emmett and Arlo make their home in Missoula and what a place it is to enjoy outdoor activities, live music, community events and the big sky.
Bart Mihailovich's Articles
Waterkeepers Meet in Idaho for Regional Summit
- By: Bart Mihailovich
Waterkeeper groups from the Pacific region (Western U.S.) enthusiastically gathered in Boise, Idaho April 3-6 for the 2023 Region Summit. In total, 22...