Board

Joleen Jansen – Program Manager

Joleen Jansen – Program Manager

Joleen lives south of Elkader near the Motor Mill. She and her husband, Jim are parents to three grown children....

Dr. Jim Osterhaus – Guttenberg – Chair (serving since 2016)

Dr. Jim Osterhaus – Guttenberg – Chair (serving since 2016)

I am a retired dentist and live with my wife, Sue, in Guttenberg. We installed geothermal heat and air conditioning...

Randy Lenth – St. Olaf – Vice Chair (serving since 2018)

Randy Lenth – St. Olaf – Vice Chair (serving since 2018)

As a city manager and member of a municipal power agency I oversaw municipal utility projects and developed community solar...

Elaine Funke – Edgewood – Treasurer (serving since 2016)

Elaine Funke – Edgewood – Treasurer (serving since 2016)

Elaine is the Financial Services Vice President at Community Savings Bank. Elaine has help finance numerous solar projects.

Dr. Ken Zichal – Elkader – Secretary (serving since 2016)

Dr. Ken Zichal – Elkader – Secretary (serving since 2016)

Ken Zichal, MD, moved to Elkader June 28, 1978 opening a Family Practice Clinic and working at Central Community Hospital....

Ron Kaiser – Garnavillo (serving since 2016)

Ron Kaiser – Garnavillo (serving since 2016)

Ron is a retired dairy farmer and a Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation Commissioner. Ron serves on the CCED...

Tom Klingman – Volga (serving since 2018)

Tom Klingman – Volga (serving since 2018)

As a co-founder of a local not-for-profit economic development organization for rural communities in NEIA, I have a great appreciation...

Kathy Koether – serving since 2020

Kathy Koether – serving since 2020

Kathy is the Elementary Principal at MFL MarMac Elementary School in Monona. I decided to join the CCED because I...

Harry Blobaum – Strawberry Point –  Past Chair (2016 – 2019)

Harry Blobaum – Strawberry Point – Past Chair (2016 – 2019)

I serve on the CCED board because I have a keen interest in alternative energy and energy efficiency. As a...