John Myers

Executive Director of Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, IA

John Myers has been executive director of ICNC since May 2013. Working with the organization’s board of directors, John leads the strategic planning and growth of the organization ensuring that its vision to create champions of nature is achieved. John believes that Indian Creek Nature Center can and should be a leader in the outdoor field by championing new and innovative initiatives that make substantive change.

He currently is championing two projects. The first is a running a 12,000-square-foot NetZero energy and water facility, one of the most sustainable buildings in the United States which is under certification review by the Living Building Challenge. John led the fundraising and construction of this $8,000,000 project. The second is developing a 200-acre farm focused on regenerative, organic agriculture. Sugar Grove Farm will set the organization as a leader in regenerative agriculture in Iowa.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration and is an Eagle Scout. Prior to joining Indian Creek Nature Center John worked for the Boy Scouts of America, as well as several other nonprofits. John is active in his professional associations and the local community. He was selected to receive the 2016 ANCA Outstanding New Leader Award recognizing his leadership and growth of Indian Creek Nature Center.

John credits ANCA with ICNC’s success having utilized a number of their services from peer consults to networking and development at the annual summit.