Northeast Iowa RC&D has been awarded the University of Iowa’s 2023 Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Community Partner Award.
Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact is a coalition of fifty-six college and university presidents committed to the civic mission of higher education. This includes educating students through community and civic learning experiences and making an impact in communities through reciprocal partnerships that address community-identified goals.
The Presidents’ Community Partner Award recognizes a community-based partner or organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.
In their nomination, the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Iowa praised Northeast Iowa RC&D “for their work advancing natural resource based economic development and environmental protection in northeast Iowa, while also being one of the University of Iowa’s leading community partners. Northeast Iowa RC&D has collaborated with the university on community-engaged projects large and small, from multi-million-dollar watershed management initiatives to individual course-based projects focused on community infrastructure improvements. Northeast Iowa RC&D is a true community-based organization, laser focused on developing mutually beneficial projects with the people of Iowa. This positively impacts not just the communities of Iowa, but also those at the university who are fortunate to call Northeast Iowa RC&D a partner.”