Meet the Iowa Partnership for Clean Water Board of Directors:
Mayor Ron Corbett has served for six years as Mayor of Cedar Rapids. Under Mayor Corbett’s leadership, Cedar Rapids has recovered structurally and economically from the devastating floods of 2008, and Mayor Corbett has made future flood mitigation and water quality major focuses of his tenure in office. During Mayor Corbett’s time in office, Cedar Rapids has been named No. 1 in Iowa and No. 29 in the U.S. on Livability.com’s “Top 100 Best Places to Live” list, No. 11 on Smarter Travel’s “America’s Best Cities on the Rise” list, and the National Civic League named Cedar Rapids an “All-America City” in 2014.
Des Moines City Councilwoman Christine Hensley is currently serving in her sixth term on the Des Moines City Council, representing downtown, western, and southwestern Des Moines. During her tenure on the Des Moines City Council, the city was named The No. 1 Best Medium-Sized Metro Area for Homeownership by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the No. 1 Region for Economic Strength by Policom, and the No. 1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown by Fortune Magazine. As a born-and-raised citizen of Des Moines, Councilwoman Hensley is actively involved in the community, serving on many civic and charitable boards.
Supervisor Don Kass is an award-winning pork producer from Remsen, Iowa. He is also a Plymouth County Supervisor representing District 3, and the chair of the Plymouth County Republican Party. He is a former member of the Plymouth County Conservation Board and, in 2010, Supervisor Kass and his wife, Shelly, won the 2010 Iowa Master Pork Producer award. Supervisor Kass also serves as an alternate on the R.E.A.P. board, is a member of Pheasants Forever, and serves as a member of the Little Sioux Watershed Committee.
Former Des Moines Mayor Preston Daniels served as Mayor and Council member for twelve years. Under Mayor Daniels leadership, Des Moines began an era of growth that lasts to this day. Former Mayor Daniels is a strong believer in regional growth and development. He left office in 2004 to lead an effort for regional government. The Mayor has always worked for the people of his community, as President of the Drake Neighborhood Association, leading his neighborhoods revitalization efforts. Daniels has served as Director of Human Rights for the state of Iowa, Chair of the Des Moines Water Works Board, and served his country as a Sargent in the U.S. Army.
He continues to serve his community as an adjunct professor with Des Moines Area Community College, nationally recognized Diversity Trainer, and on the board of directors for the Chrysalis Foundation.