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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614

Board of Supervisors

In Ohio, soil and water conservation districts are administered by a board of five supervisors. Supervisors are elected to three-year terms in public elections conducted by the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Supervisors volunteer their time, energy and expertise.

2023 Board of Supervisors

Jessica D'Ambrosio

Board Chair
Jessica D’Ambrosio is the Western Lake Erie Project Director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, where she works with agriculture to keep farming productive and profitable while protecting Lake Erie and its tributaries. She believes that we need to work collaboratively to establish a shared community vision and set of goals in order to protect the land and waters on which all life depends. Prior to joining the Conservancy, she was an assistant professor of cooperative education in the sciences for Antioch College and was a program manager for the Ohio Nonpoint-source Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Program, an extension education program of The Ohio State University.

Jessica has a MS in environmental science and a Ph.D. in soil and water engineering from The Ohio State University. Her area of expertise includes watershed management, hydrology and agricultural drainage which has lead to being a technical adviser for many state and local groups involved in both urban and agricultural water resources management including MORPC, Franklin Soil and Water, The Nature Conservancy, watershed groups, and municipalities.

Marty Wicks

Marty is a 24 year veteran with the U.S. Army and Ohio National Guard, where he was promoted through the ranks to Captain, and served as an Environmental Trainer, visiting National Guard units in Ohio to ensure their compliance with EPA regulations in their armories and surrounding areas. He has also been a science/math school teacher in the Westerville School District since 1970. Marty earned his BA of Science with a focus in sociology and psychology from Excelsior College, a minor in Business, Master in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University, with a Certificate of Administration from The Ohio State University. He currently teaches sixth grade math at Heritage Middle School in Westerville, and actively works with students in the Service Learning Initiative, functioning as part of a Service Learning Team that leads students into a global awareness mind set. He also runs an environmental awareness class annually throughout the summer with the assistance of the FWSCD staff where he works with students in identifying macroinvertebrates to determine the water quality index. Additionally, students walk away from the class understanding the stresses that the human population can inflict on the environment. Marty was awarded Environmental Teacher of the Year by the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District in 2004. Marty is married and a father of three and grandfather to a boy and a girl. He spends time playing his piano, learning guitar, swimming, and working out at the gym. He has also been voted onto the Franklin County Planning Commission as a board member.

Kim Landsbergen

Board Member
Kim Landsbergen is an Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Antioch College, as well as a Certified Senior Ecologist with the Ecological Society of America. She earned her M.S. from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Forest Ecosystem Analysis from the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. After completing a post-doctoral climate change fellowship at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Kim joined the faculty at Ohio University in 2001. After relocating to Columbus and marrying her husband of 12 years, Kim taught Ecology and Sustainability courses at the Columbus College of Art and Design. In 2014 she joined the faculty at Antioch College, where she now teaches courses in Botany, Ecology, Soils, Conservation Biology, Global Climate Change, and Ecosystem Ecology. At Antioch College, Kim works with undergraduate students doing applied research in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve, on the Antioch Farm, and on the campus’ urban canopy. In Columbus and Yellow Springs, she has been active designing and planting pollinator habitat and planting trees wherever possible. A resident of Franklin County for 11 years, and an Ohio resident for 20 years, Kim also has served as a Soil Water Conservation Districts Associate Board of Supervisors since 2010. She also is a member of the Tree Commission of Upper Arlington, where she resides with her family. Kim is an avid naturalist, educator, environmental advocate, and policy wonk. More information is available at

Richard Lorenz

Board Member
Dick Lorenz is an environmental scientist that has enjoyed a career working for public water utilities. For the past 25 years he has been the Water Utility Manager for the City of Westerville, where he is responsible for the overall operation and management of the Water Division. Prior to Westerville, he was the supervisor of the biological and environmental section of the Columbus Water Division, Water Quality Assurance Lab. He has a botany degree from Miami University and a MS in environmental biology from The Ohio State University. His community involvement related to environmental activities includes serving as President of Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries, ODA’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility Advisory Committee, Ohio Water Management Association Board member and instructor at Stone Lab, OSU’s biological field station. He has presented several Community Backyards/Rain Barrel workshops for FSWCD and became an Associate Board member in 2021.

Chris Wible

Board Member
An Ohio native and OSU alumni, Chris believes in community engagement and community participation for the protection and enhancement of natural resources. He has spent the past twenty years engaged in promoting business and community involvement in environmental stewardship and conservation efforts.

Working to protect our environment through collaboration with, and participation of ,the business community, Chris served on the Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force I & II and currently serves on the National Pest Management Association's Public Policy Committee and the Ohio Pest Management Association's Legislative Committee. He is the Co-Chair of the Ohio Federation of SWD's Urban Networking Committee, working with Ohio's 88 counties to optimize stormwater management and urban conservation efforts through sharing of resources and expertise. He is actively engaged with our conservation partners at the local, state and federal levels to help ensure FSWCD has the resource required to meet the needs of our Franklin County residents and businesses.

Chris is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned his B.S. (Microbiology), and his M.B.A graduate from Ashland University