• Yarn Bomb
  • Rendering of proposed play equipment for Trestle Park in Manning
  • World Refugee Day
  • Young Iowans Speak Mural
  • Planting in Tripoli


April 23, 2019

On Monday, February 25, Kameron Middlebrooks, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach community development specialist, received one of four “Hidden Figure” awards as part of Wells Fargo’s Annual Black History Month Celebration Day at the Iowa State Capitol. 

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April 16, 2019

For more than 40 years, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of State and Local Government Programs (OSLGP) has partnered with the Iowa League of Cities to offer the Municipal Professionals Institute (MPI) to city clerks, administrators, and finance officers from throughout the state of Iowa. 

The latest evolution in the collaboration between ISU Extension and Outreach and the League of Cities in the appointment of Sara Shonrock as MPI/MPA director in January 2019. Shonrock brings a different skill set to the position, with a background in community development and housing. 

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Featured Projects

Extension CED Continues to Offer Innovative Small Business Development Methods

Small business development is one of the many services provided by the Local Economies team in the Community and Economic Development (CED) program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

In 2018, CED specialists were recognized by the university, earning an ISU Extension and Outreach award for powerful partnerships for the Shop Healthy Iowa Initiative and a university-wide award for achievement in economic development for their work with Latino business owners and entrepreneurs (see volume 10, issues 1 and 2 of this newsletter for more information).

Rather than rest on their laurels, CED specialists continue to pursue innovative ways to help small businesses and entrepreneurs realize their goals.

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