Located along the banks of the Nishnobotna and Missouri Rivers in the extreme southwest corner of Iowa, Fremont County became Keep Iowa Beautiful’s second Hometown Pride county in November 2013. The population of the county is 7,000. Two thirds of the residents live in the ten communities of Bartlett, Farragut, Hamburg, Imogene, Percival, Randolph, Riverton, Sidney, Tabor, Thurman and one third are rural residents.
264 citizens have volunteered over 8,425 hours to work on community betterment projects in the past four years. Successes include:
- Improving first impressions with new welcome signs, landscaping, murals and public art
- Enhancing quality of life with trails, new playground equipment, veterans memorials
- Eliminating nuisance and derelict properties with remodeling, painting or demolition.
- Engaging youth with hands on projects such as painting, planting and planning
- Developing leadership capacity through governance, grant writing and implementation skills
- Building new community endowments to leverage and sustain projects in the future
As we enter our fifth year of Hometown Pride, we are focusing on three goals to attract more people to Fremont County
- Increasing housing
- Improving connectivity to broadband
- Promoting recreational amenities
Keep Iowa Beautiful continues to support the continued mission of the program in Fremont County. To learn more about the successes of this program, view our 2017-2018 Annual Report.
Contact Fremont County Hometown Pride Community Coach