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Aimee Viniard-Weideman Joins Extension CED

November 13, 2019

Aimee Viniard-Weideman recently joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development (CED) team as a leadership and community development specialist. Viniard-Weideman comes to ISU with a background in leadership, strategic communications, change management, and community relations.


CED Program Continues to Provide Service to Communities Virtually

March 23, 2020

The ISU Extension and Outreach CED unit is adjusting our services to continue to provide education and support while maintaining social distancing for the health and safety of our staff, participants, volunteers, and communities.

We are going to use our Midwest Planning BLUZ blog to post information and resources for our Iowa communities, including businesses, local governments, and other community groups.

Check out the blog here.


Ten Creative Ways to Help Your Business and Community Right Now

April 21, 2020

Travel experts predict a pent-up demand to hit the road as soon as people are able to get out. “Now is the time to get ready,” said Diane Van Wyngarden, tourism specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Van Wyngarden offers ten inexpensive ideas businesses and communities can use right now to help capture that eager market, avoid a tourism industry wipe-out, and build long-term success.


CED quarterly newsletter now monthly and available as e-publication in response to COVID-19

April 30, 2020

The goals of the Community and Economic Development (CED) program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have always been to foster thriving, resilient Iowa communities and economies. These efforts matter now more than ever. For this reason, ISU Extension CED temporarily shifted its quarterly newsletter, Community Matters, to a shorter format delivered monthly. Community Matters Now highlights CED’s efforts to respond to these challenging times.