Story County Conservation Partners will welcome the new County Conservation director Mike Cox at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A reception will be held at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park, 56461 180th St., northeast of Ames. The reception is open to the public.
Cox will give a brief presentation and will then take questions and comment on Story County Conservation's future.
Light refreshments and desserts will be served after the question and comment period.
Cox is a native Iowan and replaces Steve Lekwa, who has worked for Story County Conservation since 1973 and was director since 1995.