Board of Directors

  • Roger Kopacek

    I retired from farming in 2010 and still reside with my wife, Mary, on the home farm southeast of Britt where I was raised.  Having an agricultural background, I have…

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  • Andy Johnston

    Andy lives in Mason City and joined the Board in 2017.  He is excited to be a part of an organization tasked with adding beauty and recreational opportunities to North…

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  • Becke Dorenbush

    Becke has enjoyed bringing friends and family to Central Gardens since its inception.  Becke remains active in the Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association for which she serves as the Corporate Relations…

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  • Barb Nicholas

    Barb Nicholas, Clear Lake, is the Gardens “plants manager” and one of the charter board members of Central Gardens. She retired from nursing to devote more than full-time to taking…

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  • Troyce Fisher, President

    Troyce Fisher of Clear Lake, became a board member in 2014 and the board president in 2016, after retiring from a career in educational administration.  While she fully admits she…

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  • Connie Plagge, Vice President

    Connie Plagge of Clear Lake joined the Central Gardens Board of Directors in 2013, and became board vice-president in 2016.  She began volunteering at the Gardens shortly after retiring from…

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  • Jim W. Kuhlman, Treasurer

    Jim W. Kuhlman of Mason City joined the Board of Directors in 2002 and has served as treasurer of the Board since 2005.  He retired from the Iowa State University…

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  • Donna Dull, Secretary

    Donna Dull of Clear Lake, retired after teaching kindergarten for 41 years and then decided to take part in some community activities that she had been unable to join before…

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  • Mary Woerner

    Mary Woerner of Clear Lake, enjoys gardening as her major hobby, so she spends hours in her flower garden, weeding and transplanting perennials.  Because she attended school on the grounds…

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  • Mary Stealy

    Mary Stealy of Ventura, joined the board of Central Gardens in 2012.  Mary has been a member of the Clear Lake Friendly Garden Club since 1989 and worked for 3…

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  • Bob Rennebohm

    Bob Rennebohm is a summer resident of Clear Lake.  He joined the Central Gardens Board in 2014.  Bob is a Registered Landscape Architect with over 45 years of experience in the…

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  • Linette Heydt

    Linette Heydt of Ventura connected with Central Gardens soon after her family moved to the area, because their daughter wanted her wedding in a garden. That was in 2008 before there…

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  • Gail Harringa

    Gail Harringa of Clear Lake has been a board member since 2001.  Most of Gail’s contributions as a board member have been spent promoting rental spaces and supervising events, with weddings…

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