Bill Ehm

Environmental Protection Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Born and raised in Creston, Iowa, Bill Ehm returned to the area after graduating from Iowa State University to farm and feed livestock for over 20 years. In 1989, Governor Branstad appointed Bill to the Environmental Protection Commission. After serving his term, he began working for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources full time in 2000, focusing on the intersection of water quality and agriculture. Over the years, Bill has experienced various roles: setting environmental policy for the state as a commissioner, being subject to environmental regulations as a farmer, and administering environmental policies and regulations as an IDNR employee.