The Iowa Environmental Council is pleased to announce Jamie Burch has joined our staff as director of development. In this role, Jamie will manage individual giving and major donor programs, organizational development strategies and grant procurement. Her first day at the Council was Monday, February 9.
“I’m thrilled to join the Council, and am looking forward to meeting with and serving the Council’s diverse community of dedicated supporters, volunteers and advocates,” Jamie said. “I’m also excited to expand support for the organization; building and strengthening relationships with new supporters. Together, we can create a safe, healthy environment and sustainable future for Iowa.”
Jamie grew up in Ossian, Iowa in Winneshiek County, and is a graduate of Drake University. She holds bachelor’s degrees in politics and international relations. Prior to joining the Council Jamie worked in campaign politics, most recently serving as the Iowa Finance Director for Bruce Braley’s U.S. Senate race.
“Working in politics has given me a broad understanding of environmental issues and has allowed me to access to some of Iowa’s best renewable energy sources. I’ve both climbed wind turbines and visited Conservation Reserve Program land with farmers and conservationists. I look forward to working with the Council’s members to build support to advance policies and programs that protect Iowa’s natural environment,” she said.
When Jamie isn’t at the Council she enjoys live music, following politics and practicing yoga.