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NREDA Shines Spotlight on Iowans

posted on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in News

IADG staff and partners were recognized at the National Rural Economic Development Association (NREDA) Annual Conference held in St. Petersburg, FL in November.

Bruce Nuzum, IADG senior vice president of finance and operations, completed his year as NREDA President and will remain on the Board as Past President. Whalen NREDA Award Presentation Picture

Rick Whalen, director of economic development for Butler and Franklin REC’s received the Rural Economic Development Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in an economic development project resulting in the improvement of quality of life, creation of new jobs, and opportunity for growth and development in rural Iowa.

Brittany Dickey, development finance director for Corn Belt Power Cooperative was recognized with the President’s Award for outstanding service as a NREDA leader. Dickey NREDA Award Presentation Picture

Jim Vermeer, vice president, business development for Corn Belt Power Cooperative completed his term on the Board serving as the Past President.