Western Iowa Advantage Annual Banquet

NOTE: After consultation, and given the current CDC guidance due to the COVID19 virus, we have decided to cancel this event.  Please pass this information on to your board members and other stakeholders.

WIAD is aware some you have paid your registration for this event, please contact us and we will either return your check or issue a refund.


April 8, 2020
Boulders Conference Center
2507 Boulders Drive, Denison

Social • 5:30 pm
Dinner • 6:00 pm
Program • 6:30 pm

deb brownGuest Speaker: Deb Brown, SaveYour.Town

Deb is the cofounder of SaveYour.Town and spends many days in small towns around the world. Her expertise in filling empty buildings, marketing in a small town and the Idea Friendly Method for economic development is changing the landscape for many towns.

A wealth of experience includes foreign casualty insurance underwriting, bartending, managing internet stores and luggage stores, selling knives, leading a chamber and working with small towns. Deb has lived in tiny towns, small towns, small cities and a major metro city. Yet, she’s come home to a small town and travels to many others to help.

Deb is a relentless optimist and knows how to build possibility in your small town. Better yet, she inspires you to take small steps towards a brighter future for your community. Deb has keynoted at Brownfields National Training Conference, Rural X Summits, TEDx Brookings, Michigan Rural Economic Development Conference, Roscommon County Michigan, to name a few.

Join others from throughout the WIAD region to hear about recent activities, network with peers, and hear our featured speaker.

$20 per plate—Make checks payable to:
Region XII Council of Governments, P.O. Box 768 Carroll IA 51401

RSVP by April 1, 2020 by Clicking HERE or by contacting JoAnn Olberding at 712-792-9914 or jolberding@region12cog.org.