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
Jack has been involved with Penn Soil RC&D for 24 years - 16 as a Crawford County Commissioner and 8 as a county representative. "I have been honored to serve as the Council's Chairperson for 12 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."
Tom McClure, Erie County
Tom McClure serves as the District Manager for the Erie County Conservation District and has been involved in the Penn Soil RC&D since 2015. Tom brings 25 years of experience in the hardwood lumber industry, the orchard and vineyard ag sector and now leading local conservation efforts.
Heather started her career with the Warren County Conservation District in December of 2002 as the Agricultural Conservation Technician. She has been involved with the Penn Soil RC&D Council since her promotion to District Manager in March of 2006.
Mrs. Marilyn Black has recently retired from the Oil Region Alliance as Vice-President for Heritage Development, and has managed the Oil Region National Heritage Area for the past 23 years. Marilyn has also served as a voting member of Penn Soil RC&D Council since the year 2000 and is a Free-Lance Outdoor Writer and Photographer.
Wes has over 49 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.