Iowan of the Week

September 17, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize a tireless advocate for the Hispanic/Latino community - Joe Gonzalez. Joe immigrated to Iowa in 1957 when he was 5, along with his mother and two younger brothers. Like many Iowa immigrant stories of the time, his family followed his father who came to work on the railroad.

September 3, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize a tireless advocate for the refugee community, Ms. Erin Bell, as Iowan of the Week.

August 27, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Diane and Robert Findlay as Iowans of the Week.

August 19, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor retired Council Bluffs Police Officer Lt. Dan Flores as Iowan of the Week. Dan has lived in Council Bluffs since 1981 and has become a staple in his community.

August 13, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Pam Carmichael, a tireless advocate for stable, affordable, and quality housing, as Iowan of the Week. 

August 6, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize a tireless advocate, role model, leader, and the CEO of Children & Families of Iowa Janice Lane Schroeder as Iowan of the Week.

July 30, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Karissa Schweizer, Cross Country Runner and Tokyo Olympian, as our Iowan of the Week.

July 23, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Brigham Hoegh and Erin Lain, founders of Corn 4 a Cause, as our Iowans of the Week.

July 16, 2021 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Aubrey Alvarez, the executive director of Eat Greater Des Moines, as Iowan of the Week. Since its founding in 2013, Aubrey and the Eat Greater Des Moines team have helped connect numerous nonprofit organizations, businesses, and community leaders to work to strengthen the food system in Des Moines.

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