SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Commissioners are local citizens interested in conserving our natural resources without pay. They set policy and direction for local conservation programs and influence state and national conservation programs.
SWCD Commissioners work together with field office staff employed by various conservation agencies such as the NRCS and IDALS.
Their main objectives are to conduct surveys, investigations, demonstrations, and help to determine research needs relating to soil and water problems; to cooperate with owners and 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.
These 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.
Kami Willett, Chair– Pleasant Twp
Bob Zimmerman– Lincoln 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
NRCS & SWCD Staff
Terry Gleaves, NRCS Acting District Conservationist
Becky Lockwood, Conservation Assistant
Jessica Luke, State Technician
Dave Burmeister, SWCD Technician
Emily Hugen, Education Coordinator
Laura LeCuyer, Soil Conservationist
Luke Zaiger, Resource Conservationist
Connor Geib, Federal Technician
Earniece D. Young, Resource Team Leader
Jason Andersen, Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist
Dan Case, Environmental Specialist
All staff of the East Pottawattamie SWCD field office work together to carry out the Districts mission "to conserve Iowa's natural resources through leadership, education, technical and financial assistance."
The field office staff work hand-in-hand providing technical assistance for both state and federal programs. You can read more about programs that are offered below.