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Liz Natter

Liz Natter

Liz Natter earned her J.D.  from Georgetown University Law Center In Washington DC, after

completing a B.A. from the Whiting School of Engineering at  Johns Hopkins University with a

concentration in Systems Analysis and Economics for Public Decision-Making from the

Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.  She spent a year abroad studying

German Law on an exchange grant from the German Academic Exchange Society (and later a

year teaching on citizen participation in environment and planning at the Leipzig Institute for

Geography as a Fulbright senior scholar). She practiced law for more than 20 years for the

Commonwealth of Kentucky, for the environmental agency and for the Office of Consumer

Protection of the Attorney General’s office. She spent 10 years on nonprofit work for Kentucky

Resources Council and as Co-director of MACED’s Kentucky Local Governance Project,

and Executive Director of the Democracy Resource Center, focusing on (among other priorities)

improving government accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and environmental, racial,

publications including Beyond Voting: A Citizen’s Guide to Participating in Local Government,

and Where We Live: A Citizen’s Guide to Conducting a Community Environmental

Inventory, Island Press, 1994. Liz also served as staff for the Governor’s transition team on

budget. From December 2019 until March 2023, Liz served as General Counsel and Executive

Director of the Office of Legal Services for Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet. She is

now Of Counsel with Kentucky Resources Council, Inc. and serves as Senior Strategic Planning

Advisor for Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network.


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