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Jerry Culp

The Macon County Conservation District Board of Trustees announces Jerry Culp as the new Executive Director of the Macon County Conservation District.

     “We are very pleased that Jerry Culp accepted the directorship,” says Board President, Karen Schneller, “His years of experience in management of natural resources combined with his vision for this District’s future causes us to be very excited for the future of the Macon County Conservation District.”

     For over 25 years, Jerry has been involved in preserving and maintaining open space and natural areas. Throughout his career he has been involved with the acquisition and improvement of over 10,000 acres of land. He has a degree in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University and a GIS certificate from Ferris State University. Jerry and his wife Jackie, along with a son Jake and daughter Maggie, are excited to join the community in Macon County. In his free time Jerry enjoys hunting, playing and coaching hockey, wood working, and boating.

     “I want to thank Karen Schneller and the board for giving me the opportunity to bring my passion for preserving and protecting the natural environment to the Macon County Conservation District,” says Jerry Culp, “I am excited to join the team and continue protecting and maintaining the natural resources in Macon County.”

      Culp will be the Conservation District’s sixth Executive Director since its creation in 1966. He follows Richie Wolf, who served as Executive Director from October 2019 to April 2021. For more information about the Macon County Conservation District, visit

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