Wednesday, October 5, 2022 

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Templeton Center
230 South 5th Ave
Templeton, IA 51463

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Chris Whitaker
Western Iowa Advantage


Building a Vibrant Rural Community 

Please join us for an informative workshop and learn about downtown housing opportunities, community improvement initiatives, housing options, and examples and programs that will help build your rural community.

10 AM: Welcome

10:05:  Downtown Case Studies

Walnut Downtown Revitalization. Presenter:  Shannon Wood 

Sac City Public Investment.  Presenter:  Bruce Perry 

11:00:  Break

11:10:  Downtown Case Studies Part 2

Creston Murals.  Presenters:  Bailey & Blake Fry-Schnormeier

Jefferson Investment Group.  Presenter: Peg Raney 

12:00: Lunch & Keynote

Danna Larson, Rural Revival 

1:30: New Housing Development

3D Houses.  Presenter:  Pete Evans, Iowa State University 

2nd Story Conversion.  Presenter:  Karla Janning, Region XII Council of Governments 

Homes for Iowa.  Presenter:  Rick Hunsaker, Region XII Council of Governments 

School Conversion. Presenter: Nate Adams or Danny Heggen 

2:45 Break

3:00 Regional Success Showcase 

Presenter:  Evan Blakley, Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County