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Staff

The CCCB employs four full-time staff, as well as up to four summer aides. Staff are chosen based on their experience and education, their ability to work with the public, and their desire to keep Cherokee County's parks in excellent condition. The staff makes environmental education a priority, and has the knowledge and experience to answer many questions about the parks, local wildlife, plants and natural history.

 

Chad Chad Brown- Director
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Chad is a native Cherokee resident who graduated from Washington High School in 1996. Chad received his B.S. Degree in Agricultural Studies from Iowa State University in 2000.

Chad started working for the conservation board in 2006 as Operations Supervisor and was appointed Executive Director in December 2011.

 

Laura Laura Jones- Naturalist
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Laura is a native Cherokee resident who graduated from Washington High School in 2002.  Laura received her B.S. in Zoology and Animal Ecology from Iowa State University in 2006.

She previously worked with HawkWatch International in Salt Lake City, UT and as a Naturalist at two state parks in ND. Laura has been employed full-time with CCCB since April 2012.

 

 

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Tom Nielsen- Maintenance Technician

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Tom worked for Tyson and American Natural Soy before coming to the CCCB. His interests and skills lie in small engine repair, construction, and various other mechanical endeavors.

 

Tom has been employed full-time with the CCCB since October 2015 .

 

 

 

Blake

Blake Jesse- Conservation Technician
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Blake graduated from Newell-Fonda High School in 2011. He then attended Iowa Lakes Community College where he received an A.S. degree in Environmental Studies before continuing on to Iowa State University where he received a B.S. degree in Animal Ecology in 2016.

 

Before coming to the CCCB, Blake was a Summer Park Aide for Story County Conservation in 2015 and a Summer Park Technician for Pocahontas County Conservation from 2012-2014.

 

Blake has been employed full-time with the CCCB since September 2016.

CHEROKEE COUNTY CONSERVATION
629 River Road 
Cherokee, IA 51012

Office Hours: Monday-Friday

8:00 A.M-4:30 P.M.
PHONE: (712) 225-6709
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WEBSITE: 

www.cherokeecountyparks.com

www.mycountyparks.com

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