About Us: Executive Committee

Kristy Lawson

Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Region 6 (Alt)

Kristy Lawson, a Cherokee Nation citizen, attended grade school at Berryhill Public Schools, Tulsa Community College for her Associates of Science in Business Administration, and Oklahoma State University for her Bachelor of Science in General Business – with a double minor in Sustainability and International Business. Kristy began her career volunteering with a non-profit organization called The Sustainability Alliance in 2018, and now serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization.

In 2019, she began working for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Office of Environmental Services (MCNOES) in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Kristy has been instrumental in the development of the MCNOES Air Quality Program, managing both Clean Air Act (CAA) 103 and 105 grants. Using CAA 103 funding, she helped to complete an eleven (11) county- level 4 emission inventory for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) Reservation. The information gained from the emission inventory, was then used to apply for CAA 105 and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) grant funding. The CAA 105 funding has allowed the program to purchase radon testing equipment, multiple PurpleAir sensors, and a mobile monitoring trailer with the ability to monitor PM, SO2 and NOx emissions within the MCN Reservation.

She also has experience with organizing several solid waste events – such as household hazardous waste (HHW) events, electronic waste (e-waste) events, tire recycling events, paper shredding events, and has assisted with educating citizens regarding what is and is not recyclable. She has helped to track the MCN’s sustainability progress throughout the whole tribe – examining seven key areas (communication & promotion; community resilience; energy; healthy work environment; material management; transportation; and water). Kristy has conducted multiple energy audits on MCN tribal buildings, and recently helped the MCN to apply for the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG).

In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, adventure, art, music, crafting, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.

Email: klawson@muscogeenation.com