Sheldon, Iowa — The City of Sheldon has received an award by the Iowa League of Cities.
Sheldon was named a 2015 All-Star Community by the Iowa League of Cities for its Joint Community Sports Complex. The city will be recognized at an Awards Banquet at the League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit, held in Cedar Rapids from September 23-25.
The All-Star Community Award is the most prestigious honor given by the League to cities. Entries are judged by a panel of former city officials and others familiar with municipal government. Judges determine winners based on innovative efforts in areas such as urban renewal, development, preservation, collaborative efforts or quality of life improvements.
Sheldon is among three of Iowa’s 945 cities to garner such recognition. Sheldon City Manager Scott Wynja says city leaders nominated Sheldon for the honor.
Wynja tells us how city leaders feel about being chosen to receive the honor.
He tells us what needs to be done to finish the project.
The complex includes three ball diamonds and three acres of green space, along with concessions, restrooms and storage.
This year’s other All-Star Community Award winners are Elkader and Waterloo.