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.

2021 MCCD Board of Directors Meeting Dates
Second Thursday of the month at 9:00am
Until further notice, meetings are conducted virtually.
As November falls on Veterans Day, this meeting will be rescheduled. 
Nov. TBD


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
Daniel Price Farmer Director
Andrew Frankenfield Farmer Director
Jim Myers Farmer Director

District Staff:

District Manager Jessica Buck Extension 14
Administrative Assistant Karen Thompson Extension 10
Resource Conservationist  Eric Konzelmann Extension 21
Resource Conservationist Jeff McKenna Extension 16
Resource Conservationist Cody Schmoyer Extension 19
Resource Conservationist Andrew Fenstermacher Extension 17
Resource Conservationist Janel Fishpaw, Extension 13
District Professional Engineer Gary Kulp Extension 18
Engineering Technician Carl Hollenback Extension 23
Agricultural Conservation Specialist Abby Reiter Extension 24
Watershed Specialist Brian Vadino Extension 15


For a list of the municipalities covered by the resource conservationists please click here or for an alphabetical list of municipalities and the technician covering each municipality, please click here. (Updated 3-12-2021)

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