Allison Hensey

Willamette River Initiative Director

She / Her
allison [at] mmt.org


There are no liberal salmon or conservative parks. So many of the things we need to deal with really aren’t partisan; they are things of consequence we are all trying to reach.
Washington Governor Dan Evans

Allison is driven to work collaboratively to improve the wellbeing of Oregon’s people, environment and communities. She comes to Meyer after a childhood spent on Western rivers and a career in collaborative conservation.

“Water is one of our most precious resources. It’s essential to life in both a practical and spiritual sense. I’m fortunate to be able to support the work of those working to ensure we have a healthy Willamette River System for all Oregonians and future generations as we face a rapidly growing population and water scarcity. Meyer’s flexibility allows us to play a unique role by not only funding restoration and protection of the river with our partners, but also addressing critical knowledge gaps, enabling shared learning and bringing people together to identify and measure progress toward common goals.”

Prior to Meyer, Allison led the Sustainable Agriculture and Watersheds Program at Oregon Environmental Council, and before that, she served as a policy analyst with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. She also volunteers as a board member with the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, which helps people care for land and water.

Allison joined the Meyer team in 2015.