In Iowa, Next Generation will facilitate further development of rural-urban dialogues, strengthen network structures for rural practitioners, and seek to deepen appreciation for the value of rural arts and culture in urban Iowa. Iowa partners include the Des Moines Social Club, the Iowa Arts Council, USDA Rural Development, and the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
This network is co-chaired by Matthew Harris, Administrator of the Iowa Arts Council, and Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa. To view the complete roster of Iowa Working Group members, view this PDF:Regional Network Working Group.
The mission of this Regional Network and the objectives of its convening in July, 2016 will be guided by an initial survey, please consider contributing your thoughts.
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