UERPC Staff

UERPC Staff


ADMINISTRATIVE
                                                                    
  
 
Rachelle Howe, Executive Director
563-382-6171, Ext. 213 rhowe@uerpc.org
FINANCE
  
Lisa Lensing, Finance Manager
563-382-6171, Ext. 210
llensing@uerpc.org
Heather Delaney, Assistant Finance Manager
563-382-6171, Ext. 207
hdelaney@uerpc.org
Kris Timp, Assistant Finance Manager
563-382-6171, Ext. 208
ktimp@uerpc.org
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
                                       
 
Diana Johnson, Community Development Associate563-382-6171, Ext. 214
djohnson@uerpc.org
Casey Mai, Regional Planner 563-382-6171, Ext. 212
cmai@uerpc.org
COMMUNITY AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
  
Karla Organist, Program Manager
563-382-6171, Ext. 211
korganist@uerpc.org
Ashley Christensen, Safe Routes to School Liaison
563-382-6171, Ext. 201
achristensen@uerpc.org
HOUSING
  
Lori Brockway, Housing Department Head563-864-7551, Ext. 106lbrockway@uerpc.org
Sarah Snitker, Community Housing Associate563-864-7551, Ext. 101
ssnitker@uerpc.org
Mary Huinker, Community Housing Assistant
563-864-7551, Ext. 111
mhuinker@uerpc.org
Karine Schager, Housing Coordinator
563-864-7551, Ext. 104
kschager@uerpc.org
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION 
  
Fern Rissman, WIA/IowaWORKS Operations Director
563-382-0457, Ext. 412
fern.rissman@iwd.iowa.gov
Sue Severson, Finance Manager
563-382-0457, Ext. 414
sue.severson@iwd.iowa.gov
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
  
Lisa Curtin, WIA Specialist563-382-0457, Ext. 402
lisa.curtin@iwd.iowa.gov
Mary Rosonke, WIA Specialist
563-382-0457, Ext. 403
mary.rosonke@iwd.iowa.gov

Office Hours

Office Hours

Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
The Postville office is closed from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm for lunch.

UERPC offices will be closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving (and Friday)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

News Headlines

Seeking AmeriCorps Service Members

Posted: Wed, June 25, 2014
The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI) in partnership with Luther College are accepting applications for the anticipated 2014-2015 AmeriCorps positions.

The AmeriCorps service members will join a team of enthusiastic people working in over 16 schools throughout Northeast Iowa to promote healthier school environments. Members will serve one or two districts within Northeast Iowa as they integrate healthy living into school culture through modeling and education. Members will develop youth leadership programs and deepen community investment in local healthy food access and opportunities for physical activity. As part of their service members, will support school gardens, encourage Safe Routes to School and integrate Farm to School activities across their assigned district.

Luther College is the host organization for the AmeriCorp State of Iowa 4-H positions.  AmeriCorps members will live and serve within school districts across Northeast Iowa transforming school environments to be healthier for students and models for their communities. Membership is open to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents age 17 and older.

On the ground, members will assist with school gardens, conduct nutrition and health education, and coordinate and train others to be leaders in this work.  Members will deepen the understanding for students, teachers and staff about the benefits of growing and consuming healthy, green, affordable food and being physically active.

With coaching, members will become a resource for school wellness committees in one or two districts and provide active programming that infuses healthy living into school culture.

AmeriCorps members may live within one of the following communities in the six-county region: Elkader, West Union, Oelwein and/or New Hampton.  Additional work space will be provided at the Environmental Studies department at Luther College where members will be able to connect with other folks doing similar service.

Service members receive a modest living allowance, travel reimbursement and an education award which can be used for higher education tuition or loan repayment after completing a full term of service.  The term of service is September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015.

Luther College is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis; positions will be open until filled.  Please submit an electronic letter of interest and a résumé highlighting experiences and rationale to Emily Neal, Director of School Outreach at Luther College at nealem01@luther.edu or find application info online at www.iowafoodandfitness.org.
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UERPC June Newsletter

Posted: Mon, June 16, 2014
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • Upcoming City Clerk Meeting
  • Employee Spotlight-Rachelle Howe
  • Safari Programs in NE Iowa
  • Iowa State researchers return to communities to assess small town quality of life
  • IowaWorks-Did you Know
  • UERPC Section 504 Training
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UERPC April Newsletter

Posted: Mon, April 21, 2014
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • IARC Hosts Legislative Breakfast
  • Employee Spotlight-Kris Timp
  • IowaWorks Did you Know?
  • $1,066 Million in Funding for Housing Opportunities
  • Wellness Update
  • Upper Explorerland's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program Publishes a Model for Rural SRTS
  • NE IA Charitable Foundation Awards FCLHTF
  • NICC Leading Implementation of $2.7M U.S. Department of Labor Grant to Upper Explorerland
  • Watch Elkader Live!
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Use Social Media to Report Potholes to Iowa DOT

Posted: Fri, April 11, 2014
While warmer temperatures are always welcome after a particularly cold winter, the recent fluctuating temperatures, ample moisture, and aging pavements are keeping the Iowa Department of Transportation, as well as county and city road crews, busy fixing potholes and addressing other structural damage to our streets, roads, and bridges.

Iowa DOT crews travel our state's highways regularly, but we can't be everywhere all the time. That's where you come in. If you see a pothole on an interstate or state highway, let us know on Facebook www.facebook.com/iowadot or Twitter www.twitter.com/iowadot using the hashtag #IAFillUsIn. Be sure to provide specific location information so we can find the pothole in question. For potholes on streets or county roadways, contact the local city administrator /engineer or county engineer.
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