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Board of Directors

Board Members Left to right: Mark Kane, Julie Brenton, Deb Wiley, Sue Brenton, Bob German, Peter van der Linden, Bob Rennebohm, Buz Brenton, Lockie Markusen and Fred Weitz. Not pictured: Jeff Iles, Robert Jester, Bill Brenton, and Jim Van Werden.

The arboretum is governed by a volunteer board of directors that provide excellent expertise, experience, and active enthusiasm for the arboretum.

 

Mike Simonson, Chair
Des Moines, IA
        
Bill Niebur, Vice Chair
West Des Moines, Iowa    
  
Robert Jester, Treasurer                                                          
Des Moines, Iowa                                                         
                                                       
Deb Wiley, Secretary                                                  
Des Moines, Iowa
                                                                                                                        
Ray Bening                                                         
Des Moines, Iowa                
                                                
Michelle Book              
Des Moines, Iowa   
   
J.C. "Buz" Brenton, Founder
Des Moines, Iowa                                                                 

Doug Burnett                                               
West Des Moines, Iowa    
 

Bob German
Dallas Center, Iowa

Tina Mowry Hadden                                                 
West Des Moines, Iowa
                                                                                                    
Jeff Iles
Ames, Iowa                                                   

Hannah Inman
Waukee, Iowa

David Mackaman
Des Moines, Iowa                                                   

Lockie Markusen                                                              
Edina, Minnesota

Fred Weitz
Des Moines, IA

David Wilkerson
Adel, IA