FoCL is a non-profit partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local organizations interested in the well-being of the Coralville Lake. 

FOCL is committed to enhancing the recreational and aesthetic values of the area it serves, by connecting the people of the local community with the land through its three core values: communication, education, and conservation.


Our Mission

To enhance Coralville Lake and the surrounding land by bringing together organizations, businesses and individuals.


Accomplishments

We incorporated on June 16, 2016. Check out our Facebook page to view past and upcoming projects.


Board of Directors

  • DERRICK PARKER: President

    • Biography - Derrick is a Principal Program Manager for Collins Aerospace. He takes full advantage of the area, by biking (road and mountain), canoeing, fishing, riding snow mobiles, hiking, ATV riding, hunting and camping.

      • Set the direction of the organization from input from the board and members

      • Set and lead the board meetings

      • Ensure the bylaws and best practices are followed for the organization

      • Represent FoCL at events

      • Drive common agreement and direction between the board

      • Ensure fiduciary compliance and communication

  • JON KOUNKEL: Vice President

    • Biography - Jon is a Director of Program Management at Collins Aerospace.  He grew up taking full advantage of the Iowa Great Lakes in Okoboji, and has spent his last 14 years enjoying all the outdoor activities available around Coralville Lake.

      • Assume and perform the duties and responsibilities of the President during the President's absence.

      • Develop and implement officer transition plans.

      • Oversee special projects and committees.

      • Assign members to special projects and events.

  • MICHAEL MCCURRY: Secretary

    • Biography - Michael has taught/coached in the Cedar Rapids Community School District for the past 30 years. He enjoys horseback riding out of Upmier Stables and along Coralville Lake.

      • Take notes during meetings and distribute the minutes to FoCL members.

      • Maintain an archive of meeting minutes.

Michael has taught/coached in the Cedar Rapids Community School District for the past 30 years. He enjoys horseback riding out of Upmier Stables and along Coralville Lake.

  • TOM WELLS: Treasurer

    • Biography - Tom is a retired flight controller. He is an avid bicyclist and enjoys bird watching on his time off.

      • Record, track and report all funds received and expended

      • Assure required reports and tax forms are submitted in a timely manner

      • Write policies and procedures for collection and handling of money

      • In addition: Maintaining membership lists and sending membership letters

  • COREY PHILLIPS: Director of Events

    • Biography - Corey is currently employed at MidWestOne Bank and has enjoyed boating and hiking around the Coralville Lake area the last 25 years.

      • Maintains a running calendar with the Army Corps of Engineers

      • Coordinate events and with other local clubs and community groups

  • DIANE HAMER: Director of Project Management

    • Biography - Diane is an implementation project manager with RRD. She enjoys disc golf and hiking near the Coralville Lake area.

      • Assists with vetting of new projects

      • Follow up with stakeholders on scope, milestones and budget

  • RYAN CARTER: Director of Grants

    • Researches and writes grant proposals on behalf of FoCL

  • ANDY HAMER: Director of Communications

    • Biography - Andy is a GIS Specialist with the City of Iowa City. Andy has enjoyed the Coralville Lake area since 1989. He plays disc golf and rides on the mountain bike trails at Sugar Bottom. He has been the tournament director at many disc golf tournaments at Turkey Creek and Sugar Bottom since 2009.

      • Maintains social media status through the FoCL website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

      • Communicates a variety of volunteer opportunities to FoCL members and friends

         Andy has enjoyed the Coralville Lake area since 1989. He plays disc golf and rides on the mountain bike trails at Sugar Bottom.

  • BRUCE MULFORD: Director

    • Retired from farming and Rockwell Collins

    • Has lived next to Coralville Lake for 42 years

    • Taught waterskiing, knee boarding and wake boarding on the lake during the summer

    • Some major goals are to improve boating on Coralville Lake, the experience around Sandy Beach and lake shore erosion


press releases

Friends of Coralville Lake has been formed to enhance the  Coralville Lake area

Coralville, IA, December, 2016 – The Friends of Coralville Lake (FoCL) was incorporated on June 16th, 2016. FoCL is a volunteer-driven organization that works with the U.S. Corp of Engineers to enhance the recreational and aesthetic value of the Coralville Lake area.  

FoCL was formed by a group of environmentally-conscious individuals who saw an opportunity to connect organizations, businesses and individuals to help in the management and stewardship of the Coralville Lake area. In order to achieve their vision, FoCL needs the support of the community. Individuals can become FoCL members, participate in events and attend meetings. Members help decide which projects are selected and elect members to the Board of Directors. Those interested in becoming members can sign up at the FoCL website.  Individuals can help spread the word about FoCL by liking their Facebook page.   

FoCL and the Corps of Engineers will be having a public meeting on January 18th at the Coralville Lake Welcome Center at 6:30 pm (2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd NE, Iowa City) to share information with the community and respond to questions.  
Visit the FoCL website (friendsofcoralvillelake.org) to learn more about this organization and its’ vision for helping enhance the Coralville Lake area. 


FoCL ByLaws

Here is a link to download the interim FoCL bylaws.