During elections in April, the Iowa Environmental Council’s organizational members approved three candidates to join the Council’s board:
Ross Baxter is a land projects associate at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation focusing on land acquisition projects throughout Iowa. An Iowa native from Alta Vista, he holds a BA from Iowa State University and a JD from Drake University Law School. Baxter will represent of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
Sondra Krueger Feldstein operates SalAmander Farms near Bondurant, Iowa, which raises vegetables, seeds and transplants, and lamb for direct sale. About her farm, she writes, “My goal is to run a sustainable farm. With that in mind, my farming practices take into account the interrelated needs of yield; nutritional quality; soil health; insect & bird populations; water, soil and air pollution; and profitability.” Feldstein will represent Practical Farmers of Iowa.
Kevin Nordmeyer, AIA, LEED BD+C, is an associate principal at the Des Moines office of BNIM, a regional architectural firm based in Kansas City. Nordmeyer previously served as director of the Iowa Energy Center and has extensive experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy. He has previously served on the Council’s board. Nordmeyer will represent the American Institute of Architects – Iowa Chapter.
The Council’s board is made up of at large members who are selected for their expertise and passion for environmental issues in Iowa as well as representatives of the Council’s member organizations. Each of these new board members will serve as organizational representatives.