Kate Giannini, a Johnson County native, has been immersed in the conservation and natural resources field on agricultural and urban landscapes for eleven years.
A majority of that time was spent in a partnership position between the Johnson County Planning Department and the Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District.
During that time, Kate gained valuable experience with NRCS conservation planning, best management practice (BMP) implementation, project management, watershed assessment, monitoring, and planning.
She has experience collaborating with many different types of partners, public agencies, NGO’s, private individuals and companies on best ways to implement conservation economically, improve soil health and water quality, and reduce flooding.
Kate is excited to meet and learn from the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) partners and project coordinators and integrate her technical skills and community outreach knowledge to the IWA.
In her free time she enjoys being outside, traveling, hunting, kayaking, and spending time with her two young boys (Easton & Nolan) and husband, Ryan.
Kate and her family reside in Washington County, where she also serves as an elected Soil Commissioner.