Lori Scovel joined Limestone Bluffs RC&D as Executive Director in 2016. A longtime resident of Delaware County, Lori has a passion for promoting growth and sustainability in rural Iowa communities. An experienced grant writer and project manager with a background in education, she has worked for Black Hills Energy, Delaware County ISU Extension and Outreach and Northeast Iowa Community College. She has served on numerous boards and committees, including Delaware County Tourism, where she most recently served as interim director. Married with three children, Lori is also an active Master Gardener.
Meet our Board
Jon Bell, president of Limestone Bluffs for the past 19 years, has been a Cedar County supervisor for 20 years. He owns and operates a diversified farm in Cedar County, and also works as an insurance adjuster and inspector. Jon has skillfully led Limestone Bluffs through the difficulties of losing federal funding and strategically planning its future.
Thomas Miller holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State), and has worked for the United States Department of Agriculture since 1987 in many positions. Tom reviewed and approved loans and grants for renewable energy and value-added businesses in Eastern Iowa. He reviewed business plans and feasibility studies for ethanol, biodiesel, wind, solar, anaerobic digesters, and geothermal projects. He has conducted strategic planning and board training for cooperatives and non-profits. He serves as vice president on Limestone Bluff’s Board of Directors.
Scott Bishop is a retired firefighter from Milwaukee, having recently moved to Cedar County. Scott has an accounting degree and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Scott is an at-large member of Limestone Bluffs and currently serves as Treasurer.
Joel Brown has been on the Board of Limestone Bluffs for over 15 years. Joel graduated from Iowa State University with an agriculture degree, working as a farmer, a soil commissioner, a township trustee, and a past chair of the Cedar County Zoning Board.
Jack Willey was elected to the Jackson County Board of Supervisors in 1990 and is serving his eighth term on that Board. He served nine years on the Mental Health Disability Service Commission for the State of Iowa, four years as Chair. Jack has served on a number of Board and Commissions, including Limestone Bluffs, and is also Member and President of the Jackson County Historical Society. Jack has three children and nine grandchildren.
Jeff Madlom is in his third term as a Delaware County Supervisor. He has been happily married for 52 years and has three children and 22 grand and great-grandchildren. Jeff was the original E.M.T. in area I in 1972. He retired from the Manchester Fire Department as Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer. He started the Delaware County Sheriff’s Reserve and was a Captain for nine years. He is most proud to be a member of the Delaware County Fireman Honor Guard.
Pauline Antons - Honorary Member
Pauline Antons joined the Limestone Bluffs Board in 1992 and served until 2019, serving as past secretary, vice-president and president. She was the secretary for the Iowa League of RC&Ds for seven years, served on a variety of committees, and was a very active and effective advocate for RC&Ds. Pauline attended four RC&D leadership sessions in Washington DC, and attended five Triennial National RC&D conference, presenting at three. She represented Limestone Bluffs on a number of North Central RC&D regional conferences. Pauline is a member of the Jones County Soil and Water Commission.