“Building Sustainable, Vibrant Communities” will be held April 4, 2019, 7 p.m. at Hubbell Hall in Kent Campus Center, Simpson College. The Indianola American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the John Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson are cosponsoring this event at 701 North C Street, Indianola. Speakers include Mayor Ed Malloy from Fairfield, Iowa; Kari Carney, Executive Director of 1,000 Friends of Iowa; and Ryan Waller, City Manager of Indianola.
Fairfield has received many state and national awards such as being voted one of Iowa’s Great Places in 2006, and “The Most Entrepreneurial Community in America” (10,000 population and under.) In 2003, Mother Earth News included Fairfield in “12 Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of” in 2004. In 2009 Fairfield launched a Go Green Strategic Plan for a sustainable community. Mayor Malloy will tell us about additional progress to date.
1,000 Friends of Iowa’s mission is to unite Iowans in efforts to protect farmland and national areas, revitalize our neighborhoods, town and cities, and improve quality of life for future generations. Kari Carney will describe exciting recent developments in numerous communities across Iowa.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority Main Street program was recently in Indianola to study our downtown and business sector. City Manager Ryan Waller worked with this program and will report to us some of the findings and follow-up by the City of Indianola.