Economic Vitality Committee

The job of the Economic Vitality Committee is to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property.  The Economic Vitality Committee must develop a thorough understanding of the district's economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental changes that gradually improve the area's economic foundation and eventually make large-scale investment possible.

The Economic Vitality Committee's major responsibilities are:
1.  Learning about the district's current economic condition and identify opportunities for market growth;
2.  Strengthen existing businesses and recruiting new ones;
3.  Finding new uses for traditional buildings that are currently vacant (partially or fully);
4.  Developing financial incentives and capital for building rehabilitations and business development; and
5.  Monitoring the economic performance of the district.

Current Members

Co-Chair - Marian Mcquaid

Co-Chair - Nancy Van Meter
nanvan@iowatelecom.net

Lisa Calvert

Dennis Flanery

Pat Halsey

Randy Nickel

Sharon Tharp


Marian McQuaid (Chair)

Pat Halsey

Nancy VanMeter

Lisa Calvert

Sharon Tharp

Dennis Flanery

Chad Schreck

Kathy Nickels