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Dau Resigns From O’Brien County Conservation Board

O’Brien County, Iowa — There’s another departure from O’Brien County Conservation, this time of a member of the Conservation Board.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the O’Brien County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of long-time Conservation Board member Darwin Dau of Paullina.

In his resignation letter, Dau cited his displeasure with the process used to appoint the Conservation Board’s newest member, Tom Konz of Granville, indicating that he felt one member of the County Board of Supervisors “railroaded” Kontz’ appointment.

Dau’s letter also stated that, in the past, Konz had “caused multiple problems for the Conservation Board. Too many to list.”

Dau called the way Konz’ appointment was handled, “not a positive conservation agenda.”

Dau’s letter stated that he had thoroughly enjoyed his many years of being a part of the O’Brien County Conservation Board, which he said, “includes working with our outstanding park rangers and Prairie Heritage Center staff.”

The County’s Park Rangers resigned en masse two weeks ago, citing their displeasure with actions taken by the O’Brien County Board of Supervisors, which they said created what they called a “hostile work environment.”

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is scheduled to meet this Wednesday night (June 9th), but as of late Tuesday afternoon, Dau’s resignation was not included in the agenda for that meeting.

Dau’s resignation letter can be viewed in it’s entirety by CLICKING HERE.

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