Conservation District Board of Directors

The Chester County Conservation District Board of Directors is comprised of 7 directors (4 farm members, 2 urban/public members, and a County Commissioner). As volunteer members representing a variety of local communities, the Board leads District programs and sets District policies. Chester County residents are encouraged to contact their nearest District Board member with conservation concerns and issues.



Directors

  • Tom Brosius, Chairman - 610-869-8765 - Tom, a farm director, is an owner and partner at Marlboro Mushrooms, a family mushroom farming operation in West Grove.
  • Don Gable, Vice Chairman - 484-824-2164 - Don, a farm director, is owner of Conebella Farm, a dairy operation in Elverson. Conebella Farm is 100% Ayrshire, dating back to the 1930's.
  • Robert Struble Jr., Secretary/Treasurer - 610-793-1090 - Bob, a public director, is the Watershed Conservation Director of the Brandywine Valley Association.
  • Michelle Kichline, Commissioner Director - 610-344-6100 - Michelle was elected to the Chester County Board of Commissioners in 2015 and was appointed commissioner director for Chester County Conservation District in 2017.
  • Jack Arrell, Director - 610-869-0202 - Jack, a public director, is a General Manager at Hy-Tech Mushrooms, a family mushroom operation in West Grove.
  • Walter T. Moore, Director - 610-869-3940 - Walt, a farm director from Chatham, manages Walmoore Holsteins, a large dairy operation.
  • Brian K. Campbell, Director - 610-444-7600 - Brian, a farm director from Cochranville, manages a beef operation and is a partner in Beiler/Campbell Realty. Brian is also owner of Cedar Knoll Builders.

Associate Directors

  • G. Pownall Jones, Associate Director Emeritus - 610-388-7359 - Pownall is a farm director emeritus and is the owner of a cash crop farming operation in Toughkenamon.
  • Frank Iacobucci, Jr., Associate Director - 610-853-0400 - Fran is President of Francis Iacobucci Properties.
  • Linda Farrell, Associate Director - 484-340-0648 - Lynda formerly operated Honeysuckle Hill Farms & Blue Heron Consulting.  She is currently the Executive Director of the nonprofit organizations Pipeline Safety Coalition and Mayors' Council on Pipeline Safety.
  • Tyler Lantz, Associate Director - 610-500-4263 – Tyler works on a farm with his father.  They raise turkeys, steers, and grow crops.  Tyler is a 2016 Penn State graduate with a degree in business management and marketing.
  • David Ross, Associate Director - 610-998-0187 – David teaches environmental economics at Bryn Mawr College and is a member of the West Nottingham Planning Commission and Oxford Region Planning Committee.