Member, Cover Crops Working Group
Leading the Conservancy’s philanthropy efforts from 2003 to 2011, Glendening successfully raised $18.1 million for the organization’s first ever capital campaign and served as finance chair of Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy, a coalition of more than 130 organizations that was successful in passing a constitutional amendment to increase natural resources funding in Iowa. Her fundraising allowed the Conservancy to start a large grasslands conservation project in the Glacial Hills of the Little Sioux Valley as well as the organization’s first-ever agricultural watershed projects on the Boone and Cedar rivers. Serving as state director since 2011, she has expanded the Conservancy’s work in Iowa to the Missouri River, completed one of the largest ever land protection efforts in the Loess Hills and nearly doubled the organization’s land ownership in the Lower Cedar Valley. A native Iowan, Glendening was raised on a corn and soybean farm in Benton County. She received her BA in Business Marketing from Loras College in Dubuque and lives in Pleasant Hill with her husband and two children.