Sandra Oberbroeckling
Community and Economic Development

515-294-3721
soberbr@iastate.edu

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ISU Extension and Outreach's Community and Economic Development program and Iowa State students worked together to help two northwest Iowa communities become more age-friendly and serve an aging population group.

A new art gallery will be opening soon in Manning, Iowa. However, unlike traditional art galleries, Manning’s public art will be a type of “drive-through” exhibit along the Highway 141 corridor through town, as part of a collaboration with ISU's College of Design.
 

Ten Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2017.

 On Thursday, Nov. 10, community leaders and volunteers will mark the 20th anniversary of the Iowa’s Living Roadways Program at the 2016 Annual Celebration at the Gateway Center in Ames.

To help community leaders and business owners make the most of their local bike trails, the Hotel Pattee in Perry has been hosting the Bike Trail Tourism Conference for the past three years, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Community Economic Development unit.

In March 2016, the Center on Sustainable Communities and ISU Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development unit agreed to work together to provide resources and outreach on best practices in construction, planning and healthy living — and the Sustainability Collaborative was born.

Victor Oyervides has walked the walk as an entrepreneur in both the United States and Mexico. Now he talks the talk for the Community and Economic Development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Over the past six years, “Juntos: For a Better Education” has spread across the state of Iowa. The five-week program brings Latino parents and their children together, helping them make education and higher education a priority for their family. In 2016, the program will expand to northwest Iowa.

This fall, retailers in Marshalltown learned new ways to market their wares, while 33 interior design students from Iowa State University got a taste of designing for a diverse group of businesses.

Thanks to a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach data center, anyone with access to the Internet can quickly and easily find, use and visualize information about Iowa.