EAST POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Bob Zimmerman, Chair – Lincoln Twp
Kami Willett – Pleasant Twp
Pete Hobson – Valley Twp
Bernie Bolton – Belknap Twp
Keith Hotze – Macedonia Twp
Russ Brandes Steve Pierce
John Thomas Norma Bolton
Terry Gleaves Chris Perdue
The duties, authorities, and responsibilities of the district commissioners are too numerous to be completely summarized in a paragraph. However, their main objectives are to conduct surveys, investigations, demonstrations, and help to determine research needs relating to soil and water problems; to cooperate with other agencies, governmental or otherwise, and with owners of occupiers of the land; to promote the development of comprehensive programs of planning, application, and maintenance of necessary erosion control and conservation measures; to enter into agreements with individuals, landowners, operators; to promote and establish sound soil and water conservation practices. Our activities are intended to benefit the people of the district, and also the public in general. We are primarily responsible for conducting affairs of the East Pottawattamie SWCD.
NRCS & SWCD Staff
Josh Sieren, NRCS District Conservationist
Becky Lockwood, Conservation Assistant
Terry Gleaves, NRCS Federal Technician
Jessica Luke, State Technician
Dave Burmeister, SWCD Technician
Nicholas Salick, Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist
Dan Case, Environmental Specialist
Paige Volkens, Education Coordinator
"Hello! I am from Treynor, Iowa. In 2017, I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Science and an Agricultural Communications minor. During college, I interned as a crop scout in Treynor and Henderson. Following college graduation, I worked at BigIron Auctions as a Listings Representative.
I was blessed to have the opportunity to grow up on a century farm in Southwest Iowa. I truly believe my small town, farming roots ignited the flame behind my passion for agricultural communications. I love connecting with new people and I enjoy sharing agriculture's story with those who may be a few generations removed from the farm.
I am very involved in my church as a Sunday School Teacher and a Worship Team Leader. My hobbies include spending quality time with my friends and family; I especially love the time spent with my nieces and nephews.
I look forward to working with both East and West Pottawattamie Soil & Water Conservation Districts and I hope to make a difference in agricultural education in my county and local communities."
~Paige Volkens; Education Coordinator
East & West Pottawattamie SWCDs
Office Hours: 8am-4:30pm M-F
Physical: 321 Oakland Ave.
Mailing: 16 Main Street
Oakland, Iowa 51560