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1000 Friends of Iowa

2009 Annual Meeting Agenda and Registration PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Iowa City Farmers Market
The Iowa City Farmers Market is held at Chauncey Swan Park adjacent to the recreation center. The market opens at 7:30 AM. Visit for more details.
Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitor's Bureau 
Visit the Iowa City/Coralville website at The site contains information about lodging, local events & activities in the area.  If you're interested in a location within walking distance of the recreation center, consider the downtown Sheraton, Hotel Vetro or nearby B&B's.
To Download the pdf version of the 2009 Annual Meeting Agenda and Registration, click here. For those wishing to register using a credit card, download the word version of the registration form here, submit your minimum donation of $25 per attendee here, and email the completed form to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Recognizing and Supporting Sustainability
Transportation, Food, Farm, and Schools

1000 Friends of Iowa
Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2009
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
220 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City

 7:30 a.m.    Come and Enjoy the Iowa City Farmer’s Market
                   Chauncey Swan Park (market is held under cover in parking facility directly adjacent to the Recreation Center,
                   music and activities in adjacent park.)

 9:00 a.m.    Registration, Coffee, Exhibits: Social Hall, Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center

 9:45 a.m.    Welcome by KFOI President Laura Belin

10:00 a.m.    “Expanding Passenger Rail:  Is It a Reality in Iowa?”
                    Brad Neumann, Johnson County Council of Governments

11:15 a.m.    Break

11:30 a.m.    KEYNOTE  “Living Well in Place:  Recognizing & Supporting Healthy, Sustainable Local Food Systems
                    in Iowa”      
                    Linda Barnes, EDA Program Coordinator & Associate Professor of Biology, Marshalltown Community College
                    & co-owner High Hopes Gardens

12:15 p.m.    All Iowa Luncheon by Chef Mickey’s Catering,
                    Buffet Style Roast Beef Menu or Vegetarian Option

 1:00 p.m.    Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers
                   Acknowledgement of 2008 Best Development Awards  

 1:40 p.m.    “Local Efforts at Saving Neighborhood Schools”
                   Representatives from Iowa City, Ames, Des Moines and Dubuque will discuss efforts to preserve and
                   protect neighborhood schools.  

 2:45 p.m.    Break

 3:00 p.m.    Breakout Sessions (select one)
                   a)    “What’s Up With TIF?”  Jon Muller, Muller Consulting, Des Moines
                   b)     “Clear Creek Women Landowners Watershed Project”
                   c)    Downtown Iowa City Walking Tour, Karen Howard, Iowa City Planner

 4:00 p.m.    Adjourn

Recognizing and Supporting Sustainability
Transportation, Food, Farm, and Schools

1000 Friends of Iowa
Annual Meeting Registration
July 25, 2009
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
Iowa City

Please complete and return this form with your registration fee(s). The deadline to register is July 17th. Those who register by July 10th will receive a free 1000 Friends of Iowa t-shirt!


Registration is $25 per attendee and includes the cost of your lunch. Sponsorships for the annual meeting include registration. Please contact us or visit our website if you would like more information about the benefits of sponsorship. We will accept registrations the day of the event, but can’t guarantee a lunch will be provided for those participants who register at the door.
Number of Attendees:             Amount Enclosed: $              T-shirt size(s):       

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Additional Attendees

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An Iowa grown Roast Beef buffet style lunch or Vegetarian Option are being prepared by Chef Mickey’s Catering.
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Confirmations, final agendas and directions to the event will be mailed/emailed to all registered participants. The full meeting agenda and additional information for participants is available on our website,


Visit for information on lodging and local attractions in the Iowa City area

Please mail your registration and check payable to:        
1000 Friends of Iowa            
3850 Merle Hay Road, Suite 605                                       
Des Moines, IA 50310-1300

If you prefer, you may also register online using your credit card at


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