Empower Rural Iowa Initiative

Empower Rural Iowa Initiative is tasked with finding concrete solutions to the unique challenges and opportunities that exist in rural Iowa.

Board Administrator

Name Contact Phone Email
Amy Kuhlers 515-348-6250 amy.kuhlers@iowaeda.com

Board Profile

Board or Commission Name Department or Agency
Empower Rural Iowa Initiative Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)
Location of Board Meetings Normal Meeting Schedule Normal Meeting Time
TBD
TBD, Iowa
TBD TBD
Total Board Members Governor Appointed Vacant Appointments Term Length
65 65 0 2 Years
Organizational Authority  
EO3

Board Members

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Member Name City County Position Term Begin Term End↓ Gender Party Status
Effie Hill FORT DODGE WEBSTER Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female Rep A
Kevin Cabbage Stanton MONTGOMERY Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Sarah Thompson Radcliffe HARDIN Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female Dem A
Dennis Fraise BURLINGTON DES MOINES Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male None A
Joshua Merchant Storm Lake BUENA VISTA Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Thomas Petersen Cedar Rapids LINN Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Dem A
Vickie Larson Mount Pleasant HENRY Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female Rep A
Philip Jones Waverly BREMER Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male None A
Jason Neises Dubuque DUBUQUE Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Dem A
Patricia Manuel Olin JONES Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female Rep A
Ron Reischl Manning CARROLL Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Susan Cosner West Des Moines POLK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female None A
Bill Anderson Pierson WOODBURY Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Linc Kroeger Des Moines POLK Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male None A
Seth Moulton Ankeny POLK Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Barbara Baker Grinnell POWESHIEK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female None A
Ryan Boone Sioux Center SIOUX Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Kiana Johnson Primghar OBRIEN Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female Rep A
Robert Denson Ankeny POLK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Dem A
Dave Duncan Clive DALLAS Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male None A
Wayne Pantini Creston UNION Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male None A
Lisa Houser Monroe JASPER Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female None A
Danna Larson Odebolt SAC Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female Rep A
Stacy Besch Algona KOSSUTH Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female Rep A
Christopher Ball Bloomfield DAVIS Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Dem A
Bethany Wilcoxon Des Moines POLK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female Dem A
Shannon Erb Leon DECATUR Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Female None A
James Hoelscher Cedar Falls BLACK HAWK Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male None A
Chuck Morris Clarinda PAGE Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Justin Wagner Harlan SCOTT Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Caleb Knutson Hubbard HARDIN Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Nathan Katzer Cumming WARREN Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2019 Male Rep A
Stephanie Larscheid Livermore HUMBOLDT Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Rick Young JEWELL HAMILTON Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Rep A
Mike Taylor Adel DALLAS Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Rep A
Terri Rosonke Prairie City JASPER Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female None A
Stacie Euken WIOTA CASS Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female None A
Gerald Schnepf Johnston POLK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Rep A
Sharon Stroh Ottumwa WAPELLO Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Dem A
David Barker Iowa City JOHNSON Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Rep A
Mark Reinig Elkader CLAYTON Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male None A
Jim Thompson Ankeny POLK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male None A
Ashley Moyer Birmingham VAN BUREN Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female None A
Joanie Bond Earlham MADISON Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Katherine LaBree Aplington BUTLER Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Emily Schmitt Clear Lake CERRO GORDO Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Robert Josten Des Moines POLK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Dem A
Sandee Buysse Riverside WASHINGTON Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Jennifer Crall Ankeny POLK Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Stacey Stewart Cedar Rapids LINN Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male None A
Bret Wedemeyer Casey GUTHRIE Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Rep A
Joshua Byrnes Osage MITCHELL Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Rep A
Christian Lutz Independence BUCHANAN Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Dem A
Hunter Callanan Clear Lake CERRO GORDO Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Jenae Stokesbary Pella MARION Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Hollee McCormick Harpers Ferry ALLAMAKEE Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Debra Lucht Minburn DALLAS Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female None A
Nick Sorensen Jefferson GREENE Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male None A
Steven Gilbert Leon DECATUR Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male None A
Billi Hunt Urbandale POLK Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Whitney Baethke Montezuma POWESHIEK Public Member - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Caleb Housh SEYMOUR WAYNE Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Dem A
Katherine Anderson Johnston POLK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Growing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Female Rep A
Jude Conway Adel DALLAS Public Member - Investing 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Dem A
Stephen Simons Larchwood LYON Public Member - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Rep A
Grant Menke Ankeny POLK Iowa Rural Development Council Nominee - Connecting 08/16/2018 08/31/2020 Male Rep A
Status

A = Active
V = Vacant