Diamond Vogel and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2019 Paint Iowa Beautiful program.  The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. This is the second year Diamond Vogel agreed to expand the paint allocation to include Iowa’s 70 state parks.  2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of Iowa’s state park system.

“Governor Reynolds has signed a proclamation designating April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month and we are pleased to do our part by awarding paint to 104 community projects in Iowa,” said Doug Vogel, Vice-President, Marketing, of the Iowa based company.  “The partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel to assist and work with the many local volunteers that help build communities, making Iowa the number one state in the nation to live.”

Gerald Schnepf, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful added, “The Paint Iowa Beautiful program helps us increase our assistance to neighborhoods, communities, historic projects and other public service organizations in improving the attractiveness and beauty of our home areas.  These projects definitely improve the beauty of Iowa, its countryside and its communities.”

In the 16-year partnership with KIB, Diamond Vogel has awarded over 10,488 gallons of paint for 887 community projects in Iowa.



City or County Organization Areas to be painted Contact  
Ackley Ackley Heritage Center 1800 house and schoolhouse Barb Kreimeyer  
Algona City of Algona Mural in downtown pocket park Jacob Tjaden  
Alta Buena Vista County Fair Grandstand and ticket booth Jennifer Launderville  
Ankeny Crocker Elementary PTO U.S. map game in school yard Carrie Dueker  
Auburn Auburn Hometown Pride Reiman Park Gazebo Jane Barto  
Belle Plaine Preston’s Historic District Roadside Museum buildings Mary Preston  
Belmond Iowa Specialty Hospital Clinic waiting and exam rooms Marc Legge  
Benton County Benton County Conservation Benton County Parks Karen Phelps  
Bondurant Community Foundation School bus barn Ted Bzdega  
Boone County Convention Bureau Caboose Visitor Center Kris Blocker  
Britt Hancock County Ag Society  Building/Show Ring and Barns James Legge  
Burr Oak Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Exterior of museum building Barbara OLson  
Carlisle Carlisle Hometown Pride Carlisle City Hall Paige Moorman  
Cedar Rapids Ushers Ferry Historic Village Telephone Cooperative Ann Cejka  
Chariton Lucas County Fair Association Overflow barn Kim Etter  
Cherokee Hanover Historical Society Machine shed Arlin Hinkeldey  
Churdan Churdan City Hall and Post Office Krystal Kempf  
Clarence Clarence Main Street Five crosswalks Jennifer VanOort  
Clarion Clarion Pride Homes in Clarion Peggy O’Neill  
Colfax City of Colfax Iowa Building, Bridges & stand Wade Wagoner  
Colfax Colfax Main Street Barn Quilt Project Stuart Patterson  
Columbus Junction Park/Recreation Commission Swinging Bridge Restoration Mallory Smith  
Columbus Junction Columbus Roundy PTO School Maintenance Bus Barn Kelli Totemeier  
Corning City of Corning Crosswalks Janice Leonard  
Correctionville City of Correctionville Mercantile &  Shoppe April Putzier  
Decorah Seed Savers Exchange Inc. Historic Fences Heather Haynes  
Des Moines Blank Park Zoo Night Eyes Displays Julia Lantz  
Des Moines County Friends of County Conservation Old Zion School Kevin Moore  
Drakesville Betterment Committee Park picnic tables/bandstand Sharon Roland  
Dubuque City of Dubuque Storm drains Kristin Hill  
Durant Downtown Revitalization Park benches, fence & lamp Brooke Lerma  
Dysart Vision Dysart Street surface Mary Behrens  
Eagle Grove Veterans Memorial Tower Cement elevator tower Daryl Watts  
Essex Shenandoah/Essex Police Various homes Kim Juarez  
Exira Economic Development Salon & American Legion Post Sara Slater  
Farragut City of Farragut Park Playground & Main Street Kay Wing  
Forest City Park and Recreation Park shower house Barb Smith  
Forest City Winnebago Historical Society Heritage Park/MansionMuseum Jim Oulman  
Galva Economic Development Corp. Main Street exteriors and mural Anne M. Johnson  
Gilmore City Gilmore City Hometown Pride Main Street City Gazebo Chris McKee  
Grand Mound Home Town Pride Ball Park stand & pump house Don Kent  
Guthrie Center County Fair Foundation Shower, tables & displays Jolene Sheeder  
Havelock Hometown Pride Committee City Hall Door & Fire Dept Door Amanda Tripp  
Hopkinton City of Hopkinton Library Sarah Helle  
Ida Grove Ida Grove Public Library Library Angela Scales  
Indianola Chamber of Commerce Murals Brenda Easter  
Indianola Keep Indianola Beautiful Salem Court Alley Mary Richards  
Iowa County Iowa County Conservation Round House at Lake Iowa Park Shelley Berger  
Jasper County Jasper County Conservation Ashton Observatory Keri Van Zante  
Jefferson Jefferson Park and Recreation Russell Park Shelter Vicy Lautner  
Kellogg Hometown Pride Committee Park cabin decks Tammy Machin  
Livermore City of Livermore Park shelter house Sharon Grimm-Berte  
Manning Hausbarn-Heritage Park Craftsman-style farm house Marsha Clausen  
Manson Economic Development/C of C Main Street facades/exteriors Thelma McGough  
Mason City Mason City Chamber of Comm Interactive sidewalk paintings Allyson Krull  
Mason City North Iowa Fair Association Fair grounds buildings Lori Arends  
Milo Milo Hometown Pride Buildings on Main Street Diane Hall  
Missouri Valley Chamber of Commerce Building exterior Jeannie Wortman  
Missouri Valley City of Missouri Valley Picnic Tables in the city park Zach Olinger  
Montrose Montrose Riverfront, Inc. Planters & picnic tables Greg Ruth  
Moorland Moorland Park Board Community Center Delia Hoffman  
Moville Woodbury County Fair 2 hog barns & 1 restroom Randy Hayworth  
New Albin City of New Albin Fire Department Building Debra Stantic  
Newell Fire Department and City Fire Station and City Hall Melinda Buchholz  
Newton Centre for Arts & Artists Mural Linda Klepinger  
Nora Springs Parks and Recreation Board Park Picnic Shelter Emily Dykstra  
Norwalk Norwalk Hometown Pride Day Care building Mike Foss  
Oelwein City of Oelwein Campground shower & shelter Joshua Johnson MA  
Osborne Clayton County Conservation Milwaukee Caboose Molly Scherf  
Oskaloosa Iowa Fair & Exposition 4-H & FFA animal barns Erica Antolik  
Palmer Palmer Hometown Pride Community Center Samantha Condon  
Pierson City of Pierson Comm Building/Fire Station Jeanette Beekman  
Pocahontas Pocahontas Hometown Pride Main Street Wall Art Eric List  
Polk County Boys/Girls Clubs of Central IA E.T. Meredith Jr. Club building Amanda Franze  
Prairie City City of Prairie City Park shelter, restroom & kiosks Sue Ponder  
Riceville Wapsi-Great Western Trail Four-Six recycled doors Juliet O’Keefe  
Rolfe Rolfe Hometown Pride Golf course–maintenance shed Barbara Bennett  
Sac City Sac City Hometown Pride Warehouse Bruce Perry  
Sheldon Prairie Arts Council Historical Park Karin Kay VandenBerg  
Sioux Rapids Sioux Rapids Area Historical Historical theater floor Ginny Smith  
Spencer Park & Recreation Department School House picnic tables Delray Bredehoeft  
Stockton Stockton, City of Water plant, City Hall & Shelter Patrick Baker  
Swea City North Kossuth Softball Field Dugouts Chris Stevens  
Terril Terril Public Library Terril Memorial Building Jan Torkelson  
Walker City of Walker 200 Block of Greene Street Connie Helms  
Wall Lake East Sac County Schools Play Country playground Chris Rodman  
Walnut Community Center West Gym Amanda Lebeck  
Wapello Wapello Hometown Pride Basketball court Kathleeen Barrick  
Waverly Waverly Leisure Services Golf Course wooden bridges Tab Ray  
Westside City of Westside Maintenance Building Michell Simons  
Winneshiek County County Conservation Historic Farmstead Barbara Schroeder  
Woodbine Woodbine Main Street Community building Deb Sprecker  
Worthington City of Worthington Community Center & City Hall Lauren Manternach  
100th Anniversary State Parks Awards
Grinnell Friends of Rock Creek State Park Informational sign posts Dorothy Raymond  
Hamburg (Rural) Friends of Waubonsie State Park Picnic tables, benches, shelters Rebecca Castle  
Harpers Ferry Friends of Yellow River State Forest Visitors Headquarters Cindy Heffern  
Harpers Ferry Friends of Yellow River State Forest Office building near cabin Kelli & Scott Boylen  
Lee & Van Buren Counties Friends of Shimek State Forest Equestrian Trails, Inc. (FOS) Picnic tables & wooden posts Lora P Conrad, FOS Board Member  
Madrid Ledges State Park Bathroom & check in building Klint Peterson  
McGregor Friends of Pikes Peak State Park Peak Inn, benches, planters, fire rings, board walk areas, tables Joan Burns  
Mount Vernon, Linn County Friends of Palisades-Kepler State Park Pit vault latrines and restrooms Gail Brown  
Sioux City Friends of Stone Park Stone lodge & water tower Jeffrey Olson  
Ventura McIntosh Woods State Park Park Open Shelter Tammy Domonoske  
Waterloo George Wyth State Park Tables, shelters and benches Amanda Lynch