The Iowa Environmental Council has expanded its capacity to seek dialogue and progress on clean water issues by appointing Jennifer Terry as a new agricultural policy specialist.
“Iowans believe urgent action for clean water is needed, and the Council is focused on delivering solutions that will help the state measure and maintain progress,” said Ralph Rosenberg, the Council’s executive director. “Jen’s skills as a conscientious listener and coalition builder make her a great fit to help our team deliver results Iowans want.”
Terry is a native Iowan who grew up on a dairy farm in Hardin County, Iowa. A graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, she has extensive experience leading business development and marketing efforts for an Iowa-based healthcare organization.
“Having raised two children in Iowa, I understand the concerns of many Iowans who worry about allowing their children to fish and swim in polluted waters,” Terry said. “I am excited to join the broad community of farmers, conservationists, scientists and everyday people working to solve these problems.”
At the Council, Terry will work to broaden the Council’s coalition working on water pollution reduction in Iowa. In Iowa, polluted runoff from farm fields and urban areas and chronic soil erosion are among the state’s most serious threats to clean water. She will work with the Council’s partners to advance new solutions for putting conservation practices in place where they are needed and measure Iowa’s progress toward pollution reduction.
Major funding for the Council’s clean water efforts comes from the Walton Family Foundation, other foundation support, and the charitable contributions of individual Iowans across the state interested in protecting clean water and a healthy Iowa environment for future generations.