Impact 7G, Project Manager
Geoff worked for over 30 years in commercial landscape management for a large lawn and landscape maintenance firm in eastern Iowa. In this role, he oversaw prairie and pollinator installation, establishment and maintenance on corporate and institutional properties, and worked with area service clubs and municipalities in multiple Earth Day/Arbor Day tree planting projects. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, past president of the Rotary Club of Coralville/North Corridor, and is Project Manager at Impact 7G in their Natural and Cultural Resources division.
Clinical Associate Professor
UI College of Public Health
Iowa City, Iowa
Brandi has been involved in Eastern Iowa’s local food scene as a researcher and advocate since 2007. She is currently faculty in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health in the UI College of Public Health and director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH), a statewide coalition devoted to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses in agriculture. She has served on the boards of Field to Family, Local Foods Connection, and currently sits on the board of the Iowa Rural Health Association. She is author of the book, Making Local Food Work: The Challenges and Opportunities of Today’s Small Farmers, released by the University of Iowa press in 2017.
Office of Community Engagement, University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Nick serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Iowa. He provides leadership at the university for community-engaged teaching, learning and research and building community partnerships. He has worked for ten years in various community engagement roles at the University of Iowa, including as Director of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities and Director of Community Development and Outreach. Before his time at UI, Nick worked for the City of Iowa City in community and economic development and at Leff Law Firm. Nick is passionate about building partnerships that advance sustainable organizations and communities and has served on a variety of boards and committees, including with Summer of the Arts and Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact.
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