Madison County SWCD is a legal subdivision of state government that is managed by a board of five elected commissioners. We work together with our partners (including the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship – Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality)  to address local natural resource concerns in our district.

The Commissioners

  • Tom Moss, Chair (2023-2026)
  • Jason Hirsch (2021-2024)
  • Tim Palmer (2021-2024)
  • Frederick Martens (2023-2026)
  • Don Eyerly, Jr. (2023-2024)

Assistant Commissioners

  • Jim Gillespie
  • Ryan Marquardt


  • NRCS District Conservationist: Clay Rogers
  • IDALS Conservation Assistant: Anna Golightly
  • NRCS Soil Conservationist: Sheila Maurer
  • IDALS State Technician: Joe Moore
  • CDI Administrative Support Position: Jennifer Black
  • SWCD Summer Intern: Benjamin Lynch
Madison County SWCD Board of Commissioners (left to right: Jason Hirsch, Don Eyerly, Jr., Tim Palmer, Frederick Martens, Tom Moss)