In 1990, 1993 & 1995 severe flooding occurred on Scott County urban streams. This flooding was a result of the conventional methods being used to deal with stormwater. These events and concerns with water quality in Scott County streams led to the formation of the Partners of Scott County Watersheds, an alliance committed to developing and implementing ways all citizens can be better stewards of our watersheds.
Since 1995, the group has been improving water quality in Scott County by providing residents, landowners, developers, environmental organizations, educators, and government officials with education, technical support, and financial assistance to promote and install best management practices.
Chair of the Board: Amy Kay, Clean Water Manager, City of Davenport
Vice Chair of the Board: Steve Gustafson, Resident, Bettendorf
Secretary: Marion Meginnis, Alderman, City of Davenport
Treasurer: Brian Wessel, City of Eldridge
Board Member: Linda Baxley, Eastern Iowa Community College District
Board Member: Jim Hoepner, Resident, Davenport
Board Member: Jerry Mohr, Iowa Corn Growers Association, City of Eldridge
Board Member: Jane Weber, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District
Board Member: Jerry Sechser, Alderman, City of Bettendorf
Board Member: Brinson Kinzer, Scott County Board of Supervisors
Board Member: Tim Huey, Scott County Planning & Development
Board Member: Brian Schmidt, City of Bettendorf
Board Member: Ed Kocal, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Retired