Governor Announces Child Care Task Force, ABI Member to Chair

March 11, 2021

Gov. Reynolds on Wednesday announced a Child Care Task Force as a result of the Economic Recovery Board’s recommendations. The task force, to be chaired by Emily Schmitt, general counsel and chief administrative officer of ABI member company Sukup Mfg. Co, will have 100 days to review and make recommendations about ways to increase child care availability in Iowa. In addition to Schmitt, ABI members from Fairfield Economic Development Group, Iowa City Area Business Partnership, Wells Fargo and Lincoln Savings Bank are serving on the task force. They will have four workgroups that will look at different aspects of Iowa’s child care challenges. ABI will stay engaged on this issue and update members as more information becomes available.