A town hall has been scheduled on Monday that plans to focus on the effect a federal bipartisan bill has had in rural Iowa.
According to Sue Dinsdale of the Iowa Citizen Action Network, Americans and Iowans are receiving unprecedented support for their families, communities, and rural areas including expanded healthcare access, local investments in infrastructure, rebuilding America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expanding access to clean drinking water, ensuring every American has access to high-speed internet and investing in communities that have too often been left behind.
The Policy and Pizza Town Hall will take place on Monday, July 17 at the Temple of Creative Arts (529 East Main Street in Ottumwa). Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the town hall will start at 6:30 PM. The event is free to attend. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.
Attendees will hear from federal, state, county, and city officials and residents about the impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, its policy successes, and the impact it’s having on the lives of Iowans, particularly various policies that have benefitted the Wapello County area.
Officials planning on participating include:
· Sue Dinsdale, Executive Director, Iowa Citizen Action Network
· Theresa Greenfield, State Director for USDA Rural Development
· Rick Johnson, Ottumwa Mayor
· Bryan Morgan, Wapello County Supervisor Chair
· Dennis Willhoit, Business Owner
· Tom Rubel, Retired K-12 and College Administrator
· Cara Galloway, Ottumwa City Council