International Regional Council (IRC)


In 2011, IECA membership voted to approve the Regionalization plan. This plan divided IECA membership into two regions: Region One (North American, South America, and Europe) and Region Two (Africa, Asia, and Oceania). Each region has its own Board of Directors and representatives on the International Regional Council.

Membership & Term of Service

The IRC consists of six voting members and one Chairperson. The six voting members are comprised of three representatives from Region One and three representatives of Region Two. The Chairperson is non-voting and is elected by the six voting members.

Current Representatives

Region One:

  • John Peterson (Chair)
  • Mike Chase
  • Marc Theisen
  • Nicky Araujo

Region Two:

  • Michael Frankcombe (Chair) 
  • Collin Schiller 
  • Robert Coulson
  • Roland Noffke

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA