Lee Orton

Nebraska Water Leader

I did this portrait in honor of Lee Orton for “The Power of Wind and Water” art show in 2019. Lee has been a major player in establishing water policy and strategies for proper management of Nebraska’s precious water resources for decades. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Natural Resource Districts which have become a model for other states and nations. Lee also led the creation of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, preparing succeeding generations of Nebraskans to be wise, well informed stewards of our natural resources. He is an elder of the first order.