Board Member since 2021
Judith has lived in the Iowa Quad Cities since 1993, where she had her first introduction to a flooded Mississippi River, and now has been in Davenport for nearly 25 years. Though having lived and worked all over the United States, Judith calls Davenport and the Lower Duck Creek Watershed home.
After earning her bachelors and masters degrees and managing complex planning programs and budgets for state and federal agencies and a private company in New York, Idaho, and Utah, Judith started her own environmental planning, consulting, and training company in 1994 here in Iowa. She has live trapped and radioed black bears for research in Maine, tracked bighorn sheep in the high mountains of Idaho, studied Ruffed Grouse in Utah, and partnered with the New York Zoological Society to investigate the recent range of the bog turtles in the wet meadows of New York.
Judith facilitates and manages interdisciplinary planning teams nationwide for large and small infrastructure (e.g., roads, highways, and sewer/water), environmental, recreational, and military projects and programs. She also trains professionals in interdisciplinary analyses for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act Section 404, and other environmental laws.
Judith currently serves as Alderwoman on the Davenport City Council. She also volunteers with the Scott County Jail to provide mindfulness meditation to female inmates and is an integral member of the of the Vietnamese Buddhist community as liaison with the English-speaking and interfaith communities.
Judith loves to hike, kayak, bicycle, and anything to do with music, the outdoors, and helping a diversity of people.
See Judith’s recent initiative to reduce road salt and chloride pollution:
QC Times- Neighborhood in Davenport will test a no-salt plan for streets this winter
The U.S.’ Addiction to Road Salt is Out of Control. These Cities are Trying to Cut Back