Board of Directors

The St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative is governed by a Partnership Board of Directors, consisting of fifteen to eighteen representatives of firms, organizations, institutions, corporations, agencies, and governmental units, plus six at large individuals having committed to the purpose of the Initiative and pledged to support it.

Regular meeting of the Partnership Board of Directors are held the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December. An Executive Board Meeting is held in January, March, May, July, September and November.  The Initiative's Annual Meeting is regularly held in December. The public is welcome to attend.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving the Initiative through leadership on the Board of Directors, please contact Board Treasurer Mary Jane Slaton at (260) 427-2683.

SJRWI 2016 Board Members and Technical Advisors:

Daniel Easterday, Chair
Hillsdale Co. Dairy Farmer
Camden, Michigan

Bob Gillespie, Vice-Chair
IPFW Dept of Biology
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Mary Jane Slaton, Treasurer
FW City Utilities
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Clint Nester, Secretary
Nester Ag
Bryan, Ohio

Lauren Lindemann
The Nature Conservancy
Angola, Indiana

Greg Myers
The Andersons
Grabill, Indiana

Ron Delong
Agra Warehouse
New Haven, Indiana

Kate Sanders
Heartland Nursery
Fort Wayne, Indiana

James Wolff
ANR Extension Educator
Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Allen Co.
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Technical Advisors and Committee Members:

Greg Lake
Allen County SWCD
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bill Lambert
NRCS
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tim Bomba
NRCS
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Allen Haynes
Dekalb SWCD
Auburn, Indiana

Jennifer Thum
ISDA
Fort Wayne, Indiana