Jessica Rilling will serve as the new community outreach manager for the Linn County Conservation Department. Jessica will manage marketing/ communications initiatives, the education department and work with other department special events. Jessica graduated from Iowa State University with majors in English and Environmental Studies. Following graduation, she worked for the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation as Land Project Associate leading a three-year accreditation process, writing grants and assisting with land acquisition projects. Since moving to Cedar Rapids two years ago, Jessica has completed tourism, marketing and photography projects as a freelancer. Jessica volunteers for the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District, the Iowa Valley Food Co-op and the RCD Arts Funding Council. Jessica’s husband Justin Rilling is a software engineer for Rockwell Collins.