Now is the Time to Nominate Individuals in Your Network for Leadership Iowa

April 10, 2020 | The business of sustainability McKenzie Kielman, Marketing & Engagement Coordinator, ABI Foundation,

You can make a direct impact by recognizing and recommending outstanding individuals in your network to be considered for the upcoming class of our state’s premier issues awareness program, Leadership Iowa. Leadership Iowa is a program of the ABI Foundation.

Forty Iowa professionals are selected annually to take part in eight, twoday monthly sessions in diverse communities across the state. Each session focuses on a specific issue that affects Iowa, including education, agriculture, government, workforce and more.

Participants become better-informed leaders through eye-opening experiences and discussions with subject-matter experts. They develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between the public and private sectors, inspiration for increased civic engagement and a greatly expanded network of trusted associates and lifelong friends.

Remember, a leader by any other name is still a leader. Think of friends, neighbors and colleagues who demonstrate the qualities, interest and enthusiasm needed to continue to improve our state.

Help us reconnect with areas not recently represented in our program by nominating additional individuals who work or live in the following counties:

  • NW: Cherokee, Emmet, Ida, Lyon, Monona, Osceola, O’Brien, Palo Alto, Pocahontas
  • NE: Buchannan, Chickasaw, Fayette, Howard, Jackson, Tama, Worth
  • SW: Adams, Audubon, Fremont, Montgomery, Taylor
  • SE: Cedar, Louisa, Lucas, Van Buren

It takes no more than one minute to complete an online nomination form. Simply visit, submit the individual’s name and contact information (self-nominations allowed), and we’ll do the rest. Nominees will receive notification of your recommendation with information about the program and application process after May 1.

Nominate before May 1 to be considered for the upcoming Leadership Iowa Class of 2020-21 at