There are 5 volunteer members who serve on the Washington County Conservation Board (WCCB) in Washington County, Iowa. Members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and serve 5-year terms. Current Board members are:
Kim Prier City: Ainsworth | Term: 2018-2024
Bill Nickel City: Wellman | Term: 2021-2025
Barb Donkersloot City: Washington | Term: 2012-2021
Stan Stoops City: Washington | Term: 2018-2022
Craig CappsCity: Kalona | Term: 2009-2023
To acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of Washington County the public parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation area
To promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people of Washington County
To encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources
To cultivate good citizenship by providing programs of public recreation
The annual operating budget of the Conservation Board is just over $680,000 through Washington County's general fund. Money is also received through REAP (Resource Enhancement And Protection Act) funding and through revenues generated by user fees, crop sales, and other income.
The Washington County Conservation Board manages nearly 2,500 acres of land within the county.