Johnson County Conservation Endowment Fund

The Johnson County Conservation Board is an agency of county government as defined in Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa. The passage of the conservation bond issue allows the board to realize more fully our vision, mission and priorities.

The Johnson County Conservation Board vision, mission and vision/action statements reflect the thoughts and desires of the public, the JCCB and staff. The demographic profile, the facilities assessment and needs assessment provide the basis for the vision, mission and action statements. Input from focus groups, conservation board workshops, countywide forums, key stakeholder surveys and telephone surveys provide the basis for our needs assessment.

Top Priorities:
Improve existing parks and conservation areas to enhance opportunities for citizens to engage in a variety of passive and active recreation activities and to complement other entities' conservation, park and natural resource-based recreation services in Johnson County.

Continue to enhance conservation/environmental education and natural resource-based recreation programming.

Continue to conserve and enhance environmentally sensitive natural areas through relationships with public and private owners.

Second Priority:
Expand existing marketing and communication functions within the JCCB staff to increase citizens' awareness of services and areas.

Third Priority:
Maximize all available resources by establishing and implementing consistent policies on pricing for services, marketing, partnership development and funding of capital and operational costs.