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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Denison selected for 2022 community visioning program

AMES, Iowa – Denison is one of 10 Iowa communities selected to participate in the "Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program" in 2022. The award-winning program integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action to assist community leaders and volunteers in making sound and meaningful decisions about the local landscape.

The visioning communities are Denison, Dysart, Gilmore City, Glenwood, Independence, Marquette, McGregor, Slater, Vinton, and West Burlington. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. In addition, professional landscape architects offer expertise in creating conceptual design plans for communities.

To qualify for the visioning program, a community must have a population of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues, and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.

Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of
Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Extension Landscape Architecture and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit organization with a mission to plant trees and care for the environment.

The information above is from a City of Denison press release.

Here is a list of the Steering Committee members so far with about four more to be added at a later time:

Jenna Beam, Habilitation Manager Mosaic
Sara Woerdehoff, Wesco Industries & City resident
Alma Puga, LULAC
Jon Schuttinga, Rotary & City resident
Pam Soseman, Mayor
Greg Miller, City Councilmember
Mike Vogt, Transportation (Street) Superintendent
Mike Pardun, Denison Community School District Superintendent

 

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