Board Briefs and Alliance Organization

The Rathbun Land and Water Alliance
Board Briefs are issued prior to each Alliance Board meeting and provide an overview of recent activities carried out by project staff.
April 2018
January 2018
July 2017
April 2017
January 2017
July 2016 - page one
July 2016 - page two
January 2016 
April 2015
January 2015
March 2014
July 2013
April 2013
January 2013
July 2012
April 2012
January 2012
March 2011
January 2011
June 2010
March 2010
December 2009
April 2009
January 2009
April 2008
January 2008
June 2007
March 2007
December 2006
Alliance Organization
At the Rathbun Land and Water Alliance's January 12, 2018 quarterly meeting, John Glenn retained his position as RLWA President, Kim Fransisco retained his position as Vice President, and John Sellers was elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer to fill the position vacated by Bruce George, who resigned from the RLWA Board. At large directors were reappointed. Bruce George's vacancy will be filled in the near future.  

The RLWA Alliance members are the Rathbun Regional Water Association, Inc., Soil and Water Conservation Districts and County Governments in the Rathbun Lake watershed. Alliance partners at the local, state and federal levels include the Farm BureauIowa Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship's Division of Soil ConservationIowa State UniversityUSDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceUSDA Farm Service Agency, and US Army Corps of Engineers. Alliance activities are governed by an eleven member board of directors. All Assistance avaiable through the Alliance is offered on a non-discriminatory basis. The Alliance is organized as a nonprofit corporation under Iowa Code 504A and Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Information about Alliance members, partners, and organization is available through the links on this page.
Board of Directors
President - John Glenn, representing RRWA
Vice President - Kim Francisco, At-Large Director Lucas County
Sec/Treasurer - John Sellers, Wayne County SWCD
Appanoose County BOS- Neil Smith
Appanoose County SWCD- Chuck Moore
Lucas County SWCD- Kevin Leudtke
Lucas County BOS- Dennis Smith
At-Large Director, Monroe County - Denny Amoss
At-Large Director, Wayne County- Ralph Alshouse
At-Large Director, Decatur County - Jim Sullivan

Partners
Landowners in the Rathbun Lake Watershed
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Division of Soil Conservation
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Iowa State University
Iowa Watershed Improvement Review Board
Southern Iowa Development and Conservation Authority
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Monroe, and Wayne Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Monroe, and Wayne Counties
Iowa Farm Bureau at the state and county levels
Rathbun Regional Water Association

Contact the Alliance
For additional information regarding the Rathbun Land and Water Alliance and the Alliance's efforts to protect water quality in Rathbun Lake, click on any of the links listed below.
John Glenn, Alliance President and RRWA CEO
Marty Braster, Environmental Management Specialist, RRWA
Velvet Buckingham, Environmental Specialist, Protect Rathbun Lake Coordinator
Brian DeMoss, Environmental Specialist, Protect Rathbun Lake Coordinator
Kathleen Chester, Education and Outreach