Districts are nearly always co-located with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in USDA field offices, a mutually beneficial partnership. Each of the 105 conservation districts in the state of Kansas are governed by a locally-elected Board of Supervisors.

The MCCD Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month, where they establish local priorities, set policy, and administer non-regulatory conservation programs. The Supervisors are not paid a salary – they all generously volunteer their time and dedication to the many special events that the District sponsors and to the protection of our natural resources.

An annual meeting is held each January to provide full disclosure of MCCD activities/accomplishments and financial affairs, as well as hold an election of supervisors whose terms have expired. This event also provides the District with an opportunity to promote conservation ethics, make community contacts, obtain feedback/suggestions from the community, present awards, and publicize the District’s programs and services.    

Lyle Wobker



Mike Guetterman

Vice Chair


Merle Kaiser



Carl Schroeder



Nina Danner




Keri Harris

District Manager

Kaitlin Knauss

Hillsdale WRAPS Cordinator

Chris Cardwell

Community Conservationist

Sharon Autry

Urban Agriculture Specialist

Susie Atkins

Watershed Education Specialist


Tim McCoy, NRCS District Conservationist;

Bob Allen, NRCS Conservation Technician

Lane Pfannenstiel, Natural Resources Specialist

Tim Miller, NRCS Supervisory District Conservationist; serving Miami County, stationed in Lawrence

Hannah Pippert, Pheasants Forever Biologist; stationed in Lawrence, serving the Lawrence Management Unit

Brooke Franklin, NRCS Resource Management Specialist; stationed in Lawrence, serving the Lawrence Management Unit