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


December 4, 2018

Erin Mullenix has been the research director at the Iowa Leagues of Cities since 2010, with an intermezzo from 2016 to 2018 as the director of data-driven science for Iowa State University, where she developed strategic planning and collaborative programs to support institution-wide activities related to big data and local government. 

This experience made her the logical choice for a new shared position with the Iowa League of Cities and ISU Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development (CED) program, which she started in mid-July 2018.

November 19, 2018

A new mural in Perry is part of Perry's 500 Years of Latino History project, in which ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Perry Public Library.  Extension art specialist Jennifer Drinkwater and Extension Field Specialist Jon Wolseth played major roles in this project.

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Facilitation training will help CED stay on 'ToP' of its game

A major facet of community development is collaborative decision making. However, effectively leading groups of oftentimes diverse stakeholders to engage in meaningful and inclusive participation is sometimes challenging. That’s where good facilitation comes in.

Facilitation is one of the many services offered by the Community and Economic Development (CED) program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. In its ongoing effort to provide exceptional service to Iowa communities, CED hosted ToP® (Technology in Participation) facilitation training August 7–8 in Ames.

Read more here.