Become a Hometown Pride Community
Photographer: Justin Rogers of West Des Moines, IA
Keep Iowa Beautiful is Seeking New County and Community Partners
Want to Make a Difference in the Future of Your Hometown?
Keep Iowa Beautiful’s Hometown Pride program was developed to meet the need of Iowa communities for assistance in the implementation of community plans and visions.
What is Hometown Pride?
Bottomline: A program that brings community members together to improve their hometown. The program is built on community coaching to rural communities across Iowa. The coaching provides technical and financial source assistance, through trained coaches, to local residents, city councils, city clerks and managers to enhance and support the plans and visions for the future of the communities both culturally and economically. It builds a sense of pride and respect along with a sense of vitality and action.
What Hometown Pride Does:
- Provide professional assistance through community coaching
- Furnish a toolkit of programs that can help the community
- Increase the effectiveness of local tools / programs
- Involve youth through service learning
- Build stronger more vibrant communities
- Support and grow investments in the local community foundation
- Empower local citizens and provide needed skill training
Hometown Pride has proven it can enhance community cultural and economic vitality – strengthening the community and increasing its chance for not simply survival but growth with increased pride. The program walks alongside qualifying Iowa communities to provide technical and professional coaching assistance. The goal is to deliver a sense of stability and empowerment so that communities can implement sustainable plans and programs.
Interested in becoming a Hometown Pride Community?
Contact KIB and arrange for a presentation on Hometown Pride program. Our staff will be happy to meet with your county economic development group, board of supervisors, community foundation or other responsible groups or individuals to discuss the program and provide complete details on how to apply.