October 21, 2011

Media Alert

Story County Resident Input Wanted

Immediate Release: DRAFT

NEVADA, IOWA — Are you a resident of Story County? If so, your input about the future of the county is requested.  

A four-member volunteer team of planners will be in Story County, Iowa, from October 23–October 27, working with local planners, residents, and business leaders of Story County to help residents envision a future for the county that will best serve residents' needs while balancing its agricultural heritage. Resident input is requested at a town hall public meeting on Monday, October 24 at 5:15 p.m.

The planning team is part of the American Planning Association's Community Planning Assistance Program that helps communities with limited planning resources and brings a fresh perspective to local communities. Through the program, teams of professional planners are matched with communities requesting assistance on a variety of planning topics.

WHAT: Town hall public meeting for Story County residents to share their input about the future of the county.

WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2011, at 5:15–6:45 p.m.

WHERE: Public Meeting Room of the Story County Administration Building
900 6th Street, Nevada, Iowa

WHO: Residents and business leaders of Story County.

Over the course of the week, the planning team will tour the county and conduct interviews with a variety of leaders and residents. The team's preliminary assessment will be presented on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30–7 p.m., in the City of Ames Council Chambers. The final report of the team's assessment will be available in November.

Read more about the American Planning Association's Community Planning Assistance Team.


Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6396; rrewers@planning.org
Charles Dissell, Story County, Iowa, 515-382-7246, cdissell@storycounty.com