Jamie Pasquale, a 20-year employee of the Vermilion County Conservation District, has been named as the district’s new executive director. Pasquale, a Georgetown native who now lives in rural Danville, started working for the conservation district in January 1998. He has held several positions, and has been serving as interim director. Pasquale said he would continue to focus on projects, such as the education center and the Kickapoo Rail Trail.
The Vermilion County Conservation District was formed in 1966 by a referendum vote of the citizens of Vermilion County. It manages approximately 5000 acres at Forest Glen Preserve, Kennekuk County Park, Lake Vermilion, and Heron County Park.