Jennifer Terry


Phone: 515-244-1194 (EXT. 201) 


Jennifer joined the Council in 2017. She returned to the Iowa Environmental Council, having previously led the Council’s agricultural water policy efforts. While previously at the Council, she pushed for strengthening Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy, advocated for increased transparency and accountability for public spending on water quality projects, and also lobbied for funding for mandatory water quality monitoring in state-funded projects.

Jennifer is a native Iowan, raised on a dairy farm in north central Iowa where she developed a passion for protecting Iowa’s land and water. After a career in the healthcare industry, Jennifer returned to college, graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2013 and was admitted to the Iowa State Bar. Jennifer joins the Council having previously worked as an environmental advocacy leader at Des Moines Water Works, where she focused on building coalitions in the Raccoon River Watershed and advocating for policy that reduces agricultural pollution. 

Blog posts by this Author:

  • Clean, Recreational Waterways are a Realistic Goal for Iowa

    Creating a recreational destination on Iowa's waterways is a feasible opportunity everyone should welcome. Read the opinion piece supporting the development of recreational water trails in the Greater Des Moines region, published in the Des Moines Register on June 14th. The piece was co-authored by Rick Tollakson, CEO and President of Hubbell Realty, and IEC Executive Director Jennifer Terry.

  • New ISU report highlights costs of nutrient pollution across Iowa

    A new report, β€œThe Economic Benefits of Nitrogen Reductions,” by economists with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University makes the case that reducing nutrient pollution would have economic benefits all across Iowa.

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