Free, Virtual Workshops Help Local Leaders Set Goals

Goal-setting assistance from ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development

AMES, Iowa -- Goal setting is the latest Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development programming effort to go virtual. The first workshop is titled COVID-19 Transition and Recovery and is being conducted in two sessions. The first session took place June 30, and the second will be held July 7.
Sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach Palo Alto County, this collaborative and interactive virtual workshop focuses on local economic development and the impacts of COVID-19 transition and recovery. The workshop is offered countywide for local and county government leaders, economic development organizations, and business and nonprofit partners. Participants will be provided a framework to consider past accomplishments, current issues and trends, ongoing commitments, and new or emerging priorities and initiatives.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, goals may well need to focus on the immediate recovery of the local economic environment and related services delivery. This goal-setting workshop will provide a road map for considering the impacts of the pandemic while keeping longer term strategic goals in mind.
The facilitation team is comprised of community and economic development specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach bringing expertise in strategic planning, local government, community and economic development, business development, nonprofit organizations, African-American small business and nonprofit development, local retail, community design, downtown corridor revitalization and COVID-19 response and small business re-opening.
Organizations and communities interested in scheduling a free virtual goal-setting workshops can contact Julie Robison at 515-231-8457 or

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Julie Robison

Community and Economic Development


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