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Getting in the Holiday Spirit

The IACCT staff and a special helper had a blast last weekend getting ready for our holiday event. We hope everyone who came had a chance to take it all in!

A blonde 12-year-old stands with a smile, decorating a Christmas tree with gold sparkly ornaments.

Dave's Retirement Party and Holiday Event

We had such a wonderful time celebrating Dave Wednesday night, and he is thrilled so many were able to come and wish him well. We will all miss you so much, Dave! You are irreplaceable!

Dave Palmer and Laurie Wolf stand smiling at the camera. Dave has his arm around Laurie's shoulder. Dave is wearing a suit and a tie, and Laurie is wearing a red and black sweater with a black dress.

Dave stands holding an honorary award from the Iowa Legislature in honor of his many years of service. Senators Herman Quirmbach and Claire Celsi stand next to him presenting him the award.

Trustee Education: Welcoming New Board Members

Yesterday we had a great discussion with Paul Thelen and Deann Cook on best practices in welcoming on new board members. As so many of our boards have changed up membership, we hope this presentation was helpful! If you didn't get a chance to attend the presentation, don't worry--you can find the recording here and in the Member Portal.

Tyson Partnership with Hawkeye Community College

With the 1+2 "earn and learn" program, Tyson employees receive hands-on training at Hawkeye Community College's Cedar Falls Center, which takes about 8 months to complete. After completing the industrial maintenance training, graduates can expect a starting salary of $68,000 per year with Tyson.

For more information on Hawkeye's industrial maintenance short-term training program: https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/.../industrial-maintenance

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