Sheldon, Iowa — Northwest Iowa Development held their annual Partner’s Meeting Wednesday evening at the Crossroads Pavilion in Sheldon.
Guest speaker for the event was Hawarden native, and Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg. The Lieutenant Governor talked about the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Coalition. One of the topics being addresses by that coalition is sufficient housing to attract people to the jobs that exist in Iowa’s rural communities. After the meeting we talked with Gregg about the new apartment and condominium complex located right across the street from the event center. He said the partnership between the City of Sheldon and the developer, Eagle Construction, is the kind of partnership that needs to happen going forward.
During the recognition portion of the evening, the Crossroads Pavilion, the Sheldon Chamber & Development Corporation, and the City of Sheldon were named this year’s recipients of the Kirk Grau Innovation Award for bringing the event center from an idea to a reality.
Lieutenant Governor Gregg told KIWA that this was the first time he had ever attended an event at a venue that was being honored by the event being held at the venue.
Crossroads Pavilion General Manager Brittany Behrendsen tells KIWA that everybody involved with the event center is very happy and excited about the award. Behrendsen says that while the facility has several events booked, there are still several dates available.
She talked about how to contact the Crossroads Pavilion for your upcoming event.
Northwest Iowa Development is made up of economic development professionals, and their partners, from Lyon, Osceola, O’Brien, Sioux, Plymouth, and Cherokee counties.
Crossroads Pavilion Board Members, Sheldon City Council Representatives, Mayor Katricia Meendering, and Crossroads Pavilion General Manager Brittany Behrendsen pose with Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg as they are presented the 2018 Kirk Grau Innovation Award