DCA invites Iowans to Community Conversations

Fort Dodge will be the site of one of a series of Community Conversations this month being held through the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

The meetings are designed to encourage Iowans to help shape the future of arts, history and culture in Iowa in conjunction with revitalization plans being developed for the State Historical Building of Iowa.

“Since the State Historical Building is the hub for the Department of Cultural Affairs, it serves as the heart and soul of our statewide outreach,” DCA Director Mary Cownie said. “As part of our revitalization planning, we are hosting Community Conversations to listen to Iowans and gather input about the visitor experience at the State Historical Building, the department and how we can better serve the state. These efforts must go hand-in-hand, so we invite Iowans to attend and share their thoughts and ideas about arts, history and culture, and how they impact our quality of life in Iowa.”

The meeting in Fort Dodge be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14 at Iowa Central Community College’s Triton Cafe.

The meetings will include a brief introduction from DCA followed by an active discussion facilitated by its master planning consultant, Lord Cultural Resources.

DCA impacts Iowans through the State Historical Society of Iowa, the Iowa Arts Council and Produce Iowa – State Office of Media Production. It engages Iowans by elevating the role arts, history and culture play as an economic driver, a catalyst for the creative sector and a key ingredient in our quality of life.

RSVP for a Community Conversation today at www.culturalaffairs.org. Iowans who cannot attend but want to participate may join the conversation at www.culturalaffairs.org or on Facebook and Twitter by using #iowaculture.