Al Sturgeon joins Council board of directors

Al Sturgeon

At large board member Al Sturgeon

Al Sturgeon joined the Iowa Environmental Council’s Board of Directors as an at large member in January 2015. Al, a proud lifelong Sioux Cityan, has been practicing law in the Sioux City area for nearly 25 years.

“I’ve always had a passion for protecting the environment, especially for reviving and restoring the Missouri River,” Al said. “The damage to the Missouri River has been nothing short of catastrophic, and in the Sioux City area, the degradation of the river is a real problem.”

Before founding Al Sturgeon Law, Al served in the Iowa State House of Representatives from 1980-1986 and was an Iowa State Senator from 1987-1994. This experience, combined with his commitment to Iowa’s natural resources, motivated Al to join the Council’s board of directors.

“I think environmental issues are more important now than ever. The scale is getting more difficult to tip, and it’s important for groups like the Council to exist. If we don’t work together we won’t get anywhere.

“I’m very impressed with the individuals and breadth of organizations associated with the Council, and I’m looking forward to working with them,” Al said. I think I’ll learn a lot.”

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