2022 Western Iowa Advantage Summit: Creating Vibrant Rural Communities
14 Sep 2022
October 5, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
230 S. 5th Avenue, Templeton, IA
9:30 a.m. • Registration
10:00 a.m. • Welcome
- Host: Kimberly Tiefenthaler, Executive Director, Carroll County Growth Partnership
10:05 a.m. • 11:00 a.m. • Downtown Case Studies Part 1: Walnut Downtown Revitalization & Sac City Public Investment
- Presenters: Shannon Wood and Bruce Perry
11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. - Break
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • Downtown Case Studies Part 2: Creston Murals & Jefferson Investment Group
- Presenters: Bailey & Blake Fry-Schnormeier and Peg Raney
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Lunch & Keynote: Rural Revival
- Speaker: Danna Larson
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - New Housing Development: 3D Houses, 2nd Story Conversion, Homes for Iowa, School Conversion
- Presenters: Pete Evans, Iowa State University; Karla Janning, Region XII Council of Governments; Rick Hunsaker, Region XII Council of Governments; Nate Adams
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Regional Success Showcase
- Presenter: Evan Blakley, Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County
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