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  Developing a Quality Life in Cedar County, Iowa  

October 5, 2019

I was talking to a newly appointed Council person the other day. She was excited about her new direct role in making the best of her community.  This book came up in the conversation.  Its a book for anyone who is interested in being a community leader (or even an acti...

September 30, 2019

While we’d rather not have to use their services, it is comforting to know the volunteer firefighters are on call in our communities.  Here is a great way to help those who help us; The Mechancisville Fire Department Pancake Breakfast on  Sunday, October 13th.  The ser...

August 15, 2019

When taking about community self-investment a great place to start is with the next generation.  Making sure the our current young people are a strong contributing assets in the future is important for all us.  One way to make sure this happens is by getting area stude...

July 8, 2019

There is nothing says summer like the Cedar County Fair.  All the usual fun will be going on on week from July 10-14 with stand out events like the Antique Tractor Pull, Go-cart Racing and Bearadise Ranch bear exhibit.  On the music side you will be able to rock out wi...

June 14, 2019

You are invited to attend a public information meeting on June 19, 2019, between 5 and 7 p.m. at the North Cedar High School gymnasium, 400 Ball Street, in Clarence. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the U.S. 30 Planning Study, from just east of Lisbon to just w...

June 6, 2019

We in Cedar County truely appreciate our farm based heritage.  One interesting ways we celebrate it is by decorating the county with barn quilts.  Barn quilts are quilted patterns painted on wood squares or directly on a building, often on a barn.   These designs range...

May 9, 2019

We are working to become a State of Iowa Home Base Iowa designated county.  It;s a great way for the County and local business to encourage Veterans to make Cedar County the place to call home.  By matching up Veterans looking for job with business looking for quality...

April 3, 2019

We are looking for your help.  Through the Great Places Designation program , Cedar County is pursuing a county-wide mural project. This project is designed to give voice to unique and authentic qualities of each Cedar County community while unifying the relationship b...

April 1, 2019

With our recent conversation about reinvesting in our communities, it is a good time to revisit a Des Moines Register article.  It illustrated the changing times we are seeing in the Iowa economy.  The article "How Iowa's Midsize Cities Have Been Left Behind"...

February 19, 2019

Local assets are a broad range of things that contribute positively to a community.  The definition ranges from the quality of the community’s buildings to the people who volunteer their time, the offerings of  local parks and friendliness of a community, to the rich n...

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We are a committed group of Cedar County residents. businesses and elected officialls who are proud of the county we choose to call home.  We are having fun by working to build a county- wide commuity of like minded individuals who see the importance of celebrating our local assets.   If you would like to know more about how you can join the HERE movement or have an event, a favorite place, a great business or just a great picture from Cedar County click the above contact link. We look forward to "HERE'ng" from you.  

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This campaign is part of the Cedar County Economic Developemnt Commission. and its membering communities.   For more information on the commission, check out our website at Cedar County Economic Development Commission