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Forest City Economic Development
145 S. Clark Street
PO Box 306
Forest City, IA 50436
Office: (641) 585-5560

Beth Bilyeu, Executive Director

Beth Bilyeu, the Executive Director of the Forest City Iowa Economic Development Organization, embodies a proactive approach to nurturing economic growth in her community. With over 25 years of experience in the field (22 years with FCED), Beth has spearheaded initiatives that have significantly impacted Forest City's economic growth.

Beyond her dedication to economic development, Beth's strategic vision has led to transformative projects that enhance Forest City's infrastructure and quality of life. From developing new housing and subdivisions to revitalizing industrial parks and even acquiring a railroad, her proactive stance has positioned Forest City as a beacon of opportunity in Iowa.

Shawn Keeper, Assistant Director

Shawn Keeper, the Assistant Director of Forest City Economic Development, brings a wealth of experience and passion for community advancement to her role. With a background in business and a deep understanding of Forest City's unique culture, Shawn plays a pivotal role in driving initiatives that foster growth and prosperity in the region.

In her role, Shawn works closely with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and community stakeholders to identify opportunities for growth and development. Whether it's facilitating partnerships, coordinating incentives, or providing support to businesses, Shawn's dedication to Forest City's economic vitality shines through in everything she does.

Board of Directors

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Tony Mikes, President

City Council
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Dr. Robert A. Alsop, Vice President

President of Waldorf University
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Steve Bakke, Treasurer

Seigrist, Jones, Lipps, and Bakke Law Firm
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Cindy Carter, Secretary

Waldorf University
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Courtney Wooge

Farm and City Insurance
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Daisy Huffman

City of Forest City, City Administrator
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Darwin Lehmann

Forest City School District Superintendent
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Dave Arndt

D.K. Arndt, P.C.
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David Kingland

MBT Bank
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Dennis Busta

President and CEO of MBT Bank
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Drew Gappa

Vice President / Loan Officer at NSB Bank
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Eric Kingland

Kingland Construction Services
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Jared Schnebly

Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at MBT Bank
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LuAnn Scholbrock

Partner/Chief Client Officer at Coloff Digital
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Lynn Hagenson

Farmer
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Mark Thoma

CEO of WCTA
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Gary McCarthy

Director of HR at Winnebago Outdoor
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Pat Lovik

Real Estate Broker at Missal Realty
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Rick Skjeie

Solventum Corporation
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Ron Holland

Forest City Mayor
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Ron Lichtsinn

Owner of Lichtsinn RV
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Terry Durby

Winnebago County Supervisor
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Chad Lunning

Vice President/Loan officer at NSB Bank
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Holly Brink

Good Samaritan Society
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Isaac Tuttle

Pritchard Family Auto Center
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Ray Beebe, Honorary Member

Retired
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Tony Coloff, Honorary Member

Retired
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Mary Ann Farus, Honorary Member

Retired
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Vicki Tegland, Honorary Member

Retired