Iowa DNR chief retires

The head of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Chuck Gipp, is retiring. 

The Iowa DNR today announces that Gipp's last day will be next Tuesday, May 1st.

He served in the Iowa Legislature starting in 1990, and was an assistant Republican leader in the Iowa House, then its Majority Leader.  After retiring from the legislature, he served as the Director of Soil Conservation at the Iowa Department of Agriculture.

In 2011 he was named as the Deputy Director of the Iowa DNR, then became director in August of 2011.

Gipp lives in Decorah with his wife, Ranae.  He has two daughters and one grandson.   

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