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Long Time Nature Ctr. Leader to Retire
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- After 35 years, Rich Patterson is getting ready to step down but not call it a career. Patterson is the Executive Director of the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids. He will step down from his post next week but will transition intro the role of executive director of development. His primary responsibilities will be capital fundraising, endowment generation and support.
Replacing Patterson is John Myers of Marion. He served as senior district executive for the Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and was co-founder and director of operations for Independent Child Advocate Services.
"John brings with him a great deal of experience as both an executive and board member for non-profit agencies," said Board President Rebecca Murnaw. "His vision and leadership will guide our organization as we begin a new chapter in what has been a long and rich relationship with the community and nature. John has a strong background in business and has a strategic focus that set him apart."