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.
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.
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.
On April 1, 2020, “Census Day,” the 2020 U.S. Census was officially launched. The census is done every 10 years to count every person and housing unit in the United States.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are both short- and long-term implications for everyone living in the United States to complete the census as soon as possible.https://2020census.gov/en.html
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.
Registration is now open for the 2020 Community Food Systems Annual Event, a great opportunity to connect and learn with others who share your passion for building vibrant, thriving community-based food systems.
A monthly publication of COVID-19 resources for Iowans from Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development