Sandra Oberbroeckling
Community and Economic Development

515-294-3721
soberbr@iastate.edu

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Public Health have received the Public Outreach Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association after collaborating on the well-received I-WALK program.

Lime Springs is facing a dilemma: too many jobs and not enough workers. That’s why local leaders are working with Himar Hernández, from Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University, to learn about attracting international workers to the area.

 

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 program.

A new video series, “Flooding in Iowa,” offers a close look at floodplains, flood risks and ways to mitigate possible future losses from flooding. The web-based educational videos are suitable for local officials as well as the general public.
 

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Geospatial Technology Program is offering an introductory geographic information systems short course in August.

The Greater Keokuk Young Professionals organization has risen from the ashes, thanks to the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development, and two dynamic young local leaders.

Thanks to West Liberty Economic Area Development, Iowa Workforce Development and West Liberty High School, juniors were able to take ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate exam. This project was initiated through We Lead to help students better understand the workforce skills they possess and help West Liberty determine a baseline to identify gaps in the local workforce’s skills.

The city of Ottumwa and Himar Hernandez, a community and economic development specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, were featured on NBC’s TODAY Show in a piece on how communities adapt to changing populations. The show aired April 12 on NBC and is available to view online.

The Cedar County Economic Development Commission, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach and the Cedar County Agricultural Extension District, has hired Shelise Parsley to serve as an ISU Extension community development specialist and economic development director for Cedar County. It's the latest in a growing number of shared community and economic development positions in ISU Extension and Outreach.

“Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation Activities in Iowa,” a report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is available for free download. The report provides a comprehensive profile of Iowa’s outdoor recreational resources, levels of participation and the economic impact associated with those outdoor activities.