Board Members & District Staff

The Conservation District operates under both state and county guidelines. PA Act 217 Conservation District Law enables all counties to establish a Conservation District within their respective boundaries. Conservation District Directors are volunteers and are required to be selected from a list provided by nominating organizations approved by the PA State Conservation Commission. From that list the County Commissioners appoint the directors. Director terms are four years.


Montgomery County Conservation District Board of Directors Meetings
are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:00 AM at the District office,
143 Level Road Collegeville PA 19426.
The July and August meetings have been combined and will be held on July 23.


2019 MCCD Board of Directors meeting dates:

January 10

February 14

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 23

September 12

October 10

November 14

December 12


Board Members:

Sara Erlbaum Chair
Monica Burcik Vice Chair
Eliza Walbridge Secretary
Christopher Canavan Treasurer
Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH Commissioner Director
Timothy Woodrow, P.E. Public Director
Diane Diffenderfer Farmer Director
Andrew Frankenfield Farmer Director
Jim Myers Farmer Director

District Staff:

District Manager Jessica Buck Extension 14
Assistant District Manager Eric Konzelmann Extension 21
Administrative Assistant Karen Thompson Extension 10
Administrative Assistant (Part-Time) Alyssa Linker  Extension 20
Resource Conservationist Vacant
Resource Conservationist Jeff McKenna Extension 16
Resource Conservationist Cody Schmoyer Extension 19
Resource Conservationist Rachel Hendricks Extension 17
District Professional Engineer Gary Kulp Extension 18
Engineering Technician Carl Hollenback Extension 23
Agricultural Conservation Specialist Jessica Buck Extension 14
Watershed Specialist Brian Vadino Extension 15


For a list of the municipalities covered by the resource conservationists please click here.  For a map please click here. (Updated 11-2019)

Mission Statement
To protect and improve the quality of life of the residents of Montgomery County and surrounding communities by providing, in cooperation with others, timely and efficient service, education, and technical guidance, for the wise use of our soil, water, and related resources.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:15AM – 4:15PM