Casey Hicks works to empower his fellow community members to act on their values and protect Wisconsin's environment and their health, as Northeast Organizer with Wisconsin Conservation Voters. His passion for the environment stems from his beliefs around human rights, which he cultivated while attending the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a Political Science and Democracy and Justice Studies student. Casey's first step into the political sphere started when he volunteered to be Campaign Manager for Reif for Assembly in 2016, while still a student.
After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in May 2017, Casey became an AmeriCorps VISTA, where he was placed as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator with Achieve Brown County. He spent his time there working with local school districts to improve academic career planning experiences for students in grades 6-12. While still working as a AmeriCorps VISTA member, Casey continued to volunteer and develop his skills as an organizer with Wisconsin Conservation Voters and the Wisconsin Democratic Leadership Institute.
Following his AmeriCorps service, Casey began work with Wisconsin Conservation Voters as an organizer. He immediately got to organizing quickly for the 2018 special election in Wisconsin's Senate District 1 and continued the campaign into the 2018 midterms by organizing field campaigns in support of Governor Tony Evers and State Senator Caleb Frostman. He has carried on working with local decision makers to enact clean energy goals for local government and developing teams of activists to advocate for clean water across the state.
Casey enjoys mentoring the next generation of leaders in both his work time and free time. Since June 2018, he has been a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and has mentored the same Little since he first started. He also spends his time off from work hiking with his partner, Megan, backpacking on Wisconsin's public lands, and brewing beer in his home.