Notes From I-JOBS Grantees
Jerry Ewers, Fire Chief
City of Muscatine
My name is Jerry Ewers and I’m the Fire Chief in Muscatine, Iowa and we are a newly awarded recipient of $850,250 from I JOBS II for relocating and constructing a new fire station in our community. I wanted to personally thank all of you that were involved in supporting our much needed request. This will definitely make a positive impact in our community and I’m looking forward to the end vision of a newly constructed fire station.
So, thank you and the I JOBS Board for reviewing, scoring, and selecting our project.
Again, I look forward to making this project a reality in our community.
Andrew Elbert, City Administrator
City of Prairie City
My name is Andrew Elbert and I am the City Administrator for the City of Prairie City, which is located in western Jasper County. I just wanted to pass along a huge thank you to all those associated with the selection and administration process through the I-JOBS program. The City of Prairie City was recently awarded $900,000 dollars as part of the I-JOBS’ Small Communities Water Quality Financial Assistance program, which is administered by the Iowa Finance Authority. The associated dollars will undoubtedly help the City of Prairie City as it looks to reconfigure its current waste water treatment plant system.
Jeff Capps, Executive Director
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
I just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks for all you’ve done to make the I-JOBS program available to us for our 2010 new construction program. What a blessing!
Things are going quite well on-site, and we have 13 families who are cherishing every moment of this opportunity. We could NOT be doing this without the help of I-JOBS. I can imagine that, on a day-to-day basis, it may be hard to see the fruits of your labor, but I am here to tell you that it is absolutely making a difference. Together, we really are changing lives.
And we are most grateful.