About

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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History

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 …

Staff & Board

Executive Director Rich Dana imaginegrinnell@iowatelecom.net       Board of Directors President, Chad Nath         Immediate Past President, Jennifer Latham           Secretary, Laurel Tuggle I have a background in education and public health and I joined the Imagine Grinnell Board to support the great work they do for our community. …