In-Depth Week

Advancing Iowa Communities

Advancing Iowa Communities In-Depth Week Panelists

  • Liesl Seabert

  • Sandy Ehrig

  • Theresa Greenfield

  • Mike Norris

  • Janee Harvey

  • Tracy Ehlert

  • Brenda Mainwaring

  • Josh Schamberger

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  • Jeff Pomeranz

  • Devin Deaton

  • Karen Kurt


  • Monday, March 21, 12 pm

    Watch Replay Now: A State View: Advancing Iowa Communities

    Moderator: Zack Kucharski

    Panelists: Liesl Seabert, Sandy Ehrig, Theresa Greenfield

    A kick off to In Depth Week featuring individuals who are working to strengthen Iowa communities.

  • Tuesday, March 22, 12 pm

    Watch Replay Now: Creative Affordable Housing

    Moderator: Gage Miskimen

    Panelists: Mike Norris, Pete Evans

    Affordable, quality housing is a key ingredient for attracting workers and families to communities, but 3D printing and other strategies hold promise for the housing across the state. We'll look at some of the programs that are being tried across Iowa to create new housing options.

  • Wednesday, March 23, 12 pm

    Watch Replay Now: What's Next in Child Care

    Moderator: Erin Jordan

    Panelists: Dianna Williams, Janee Harvey, Miranda Niemi, Tracy Ehlert

    Child care has been a hot topic among lawmakers as child care has faced a host of public health, workforce and affordability challenges. Lawmakers are talking about staffing ratio changes, but are there other pieces of the Iowa Child Care Task Force's November 2021 recommendations around wages and funding that should be considered now? What needs to happen to get child care on more stable footing statewide?

  • Thursday, March 24, 12 pm

    Watch Replay Now: Opportunity in Public Infrastructure

    Moderator: Marissa Payne

    Panelists: Brenda Mainwaring, Josh Schamberger, Jeff Pomeranz

    Major community projects and public infrastructure projects can change the trajectory of a local community: from economic opportunity to improving the daily quality of life for residents. As communities emerge from the COVID pandemic and patterns change, there may be opportunities for generational level investment to occur. What should communities be focused on to make some of this growth happen locally?

  • Friday, March 25, 12 pm

    Watch Replay Now: Strategy Across Geographic Boundaries

    Moderator: Zack Kucharski

    Panelists: Devin Deaton , Karen Kurt

    A look at the elements and coordination involved in building a strategic plan for regional economic success.

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