Ottumwa Leadership Academy to Hold Community Celebration


The Ottumwa Leadership Academy announced its class project will be a two-day commemoration of an anniversary.

Love Where You Live will celebrate the 180th anniversary of Ottumwa becoming the Wapello County seat. The event will be held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

Love Where You Live will feature activities, live music, and food trucks for the entire family. There will be opportunities to connect with neighbors and friends to take a walk together, eat together, and celebrate together as a community.

“Our Academy class aims to leave an impact by commemorating both our class’ and community’s pride of Ottumwa by honoring our past and ushering in the future.” Michelle Stockwell O.L.A. Participant

The Ottumwa Leadership Academy is a fun, educational, and rewarding experience that is designed to meet our community’s needs for active and future involvement of informed and dedicated community leaders. It believes a truly diverse and inclusive environment provides every member of our community the opportunity to develop effective leadership. O.L.A. strives to Educate, Equip, Encourage & Engage participants in civic and community service and leadership.

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