Marshalltown’s Iowa Valley Leadership (IVL) program began in 1987 as a response to the question, “Who will take the place of the community’s long-standing leaders?” The program that has evolved is co-sponsored by the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce and Iowa Valley Continuing Education. The civic issue-based curriculum is designed by a steering committee comprised of IVL alumni and community members. IVL participants are community leaders who desire to expand their service, influence, and knowledge relative to the Marshalltown area. Participation benefits the individual, their business and the community.
Iowa Valley Leadership’s mission is “Empowering individuals to become active community leaders and influence positive change.”
Iowa Valley Leadership Goals:
•Participants will learn about local issues and resources available in Marshalltown.
•IVL will provide opportunities for participants to interact with community leaders.
•Opportunities will be presented for participants to become further committed to involvement in community activities.
•Participants can develop a network of friends and professionals.