Imagine Grinnell is a membership supported non-profit organization that works closely with the City of Grinnell and other community leaders and groups. Our mission is to:

  • improve the quality of life for our people
  • promote a healthy environment
  • complement economic development efforts

Imagine Grinnell uses its non-profit status and the strength of the Grinnell community to harness donations, government and private grants, and volunteers for a wide variety of community projects. Much of our focus goes to improve options for environmentally responsible living (recycling, energy & water conservation, local foods), increase biking and walking opportunities (Grinnell Area Recreation Trail development and expansion, Bike to Work week, Walk to School Day, etc.), but a wide range of other projects have been a part of our legacy in Grinnell.

We can’t Imagine Grinnell without you.

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The year was 1985 and Grinnell, like many other small rural communities, had been hit hard by the farm crisis. Rather than sit back and await their fate, a group of community leaders led by Sharp Lannom joined together and formed an organization that would rejuvenate the community and encourage progress for many years to …

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Staff & Board

Executive Director Rich Dana imaginegrinnell@iowatelecom.net Board of Directors President, Chad Nath Immediate Past President, Jennifer Latham Secretary, Laurel Tuggle Treasurer, Bill Ford Lauren Augustin Tim Ellsworth Kamal Hammouda Liz Queathem Dodi Reilly Jennison Willett Keira Wilson    

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