Governor finds out firsthand about Leadership Algona
ALGONA – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg gave a thumbs up to the program after learning more about – and seeing evidence of – Leadership Algona during a stop in the community last Thursday.
The state's top executives visited Innovations Salon & Spa, Cafe Boutique, and Repeat Boutique, where they met with owner Stacey Besch and Algona Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Vicki Mallory to discuss the chamber's 15-year-old leadership program.
After hearing about the program, the governor said a lot of communities are struggling, but that "sometimes they just need a place to start. We may be getting back in touch with you. We are looking for communities that are doing it right."
For more on this story, please see the July 19th issue of the Kossuth County Advance