Penn Soil RC&D Management Team.

The Penn Soil RC&D Board of Directors is comprised of four voting members from each of the eight counties we serve.  The board meets quarterly to establish policy and review program direction.  The board also elects an executive committee of officers annually to conduct the business of the Council and work with the Executive Director to make decisions as necessary between Council meetings when time is of the essence in capturing resources for our region.

Chairman Jack Preston
Crawford County

Jack has been involved with Penn Soil RC&D for 20 years - 16 as a Crawford County Commissioner and 4 as a county representative. "I have been honored to serve as the Council's Chairperson for 16 years.  I also served as Penn Soil's delegate to the PARCD Council for 18 years--serving as President for 8 years.  I have also attended five National RC & D Conventions."

Treasurer JoAnn McCready
Lawrence County

Jo Ann has spent the last 27 years as the Lawrence County Conservation District Manager and has been involved with Penn Soil RC&D for 29 years.  She is dedicated to conserving natural resources and supporting local organizations and businesses in becoming sustainable.

Executive Director
Wes Ramsey

Wes has over 45 years of experience with USDA NRCS and Penn Soil RC&D working with landowners, units of government, and other organizations to conserve our natural resources and improve our quality of life.

Vice Chairman Jim Mondok Mercer County

Jim Mondok is retired and was formerly the  Manager of the Mercer County Conservation District.

Secretary Marilyn Black
Venango County

Marilyn Black has served as the administrator of the Oil Region National Heritage Areas for more than 20 years, now under the auspices of the Oil Region Alliance.  Her professional and volunteer activities focus on preserving, enhancing, and promoting revitalization, recreation, education, and historic preservation.


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For a complete list of the current Penn Soil Board of Directors, click here.