Community Vitality Center

Chair/Director Name: 
Mark A. Edelman, Director
(515) 294-6144
Its mission is to serve as a catalyst for innovative projects and initiatives designed to improve the vitality of Iowa communities. The center assesses and encourages best practices for stimulating entrepreneurship, philanthropy and rural-urban policy studies leading to actions that help stimulate the economic vitality of communities and rural areas. The center also facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialog and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.
Mailing Address: 

183 Heady Hall, Ames, IA, 50011-1070