People all over Iowa are making strides to impact their communities in ways that make lasting impressions. Does someone come to mind right away? Nominate them for an Iowa Character Award by May 11 – you won’t regret it!

Michelle Temeyer is known as the “go to person” in the Waterloo community when a job needs to be done. Michelle has been instrumental in growing school business partnerships, school based mentoring, after school programming, fundraising, summer transportation to youth activities, and has written numerous grants to benefit youth and the overall development of positive
relationships within the Cedar Valley.

Michelle is adept at bringing together divergent community groups and helping them to envision a common goal that all can support. She is always looking for ways to harness the passion displayed to work for the betterment of the Cedar Valley Community. She is active with the greenhouse addition to the new George Washington Carver Middle School, funded through the Young Family Trust, and the baseball diamond at Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence, funded by the Hellman family.

Under Michelle’s direction the Partners in Education Program has grown to over 180 active partnerships contributing time, support, volunteers and funding to the Cedar Valley Schools. Michelle recently retired after 16 years with the Waterloo Community School District as the Director of Community Education. Michelle has served on many boards, is a Big Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program and continues to be a strong advocate of CHARACTER COUNTS!

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Honored for building momentum in community
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