We are excited to announce our new Director of Programming and Events, Julia Woods.

Julia, a Council Bluffs native, was hired to develop, plan, implement, and oversee designated The 712 Initiative community events, programs, and organizational gatherings that make Council Bluffs a dynamic healthy community. This includes Farmers Market Council Bluffs, CreekTop Gardens, Shamrock Shuffle, and BIKEtober in the Bluffs, just to name a few.

Julia is going to be a fantastic part of our team with her vision, experience and network. She truly lives the mission of the organization and will keep up our success in activating the community’s public spaces.

– Sheryl Garst, CEO

Before this position Woods spent the past three and a half years as a Project Specialist at WoodmenLife responsible for the coordination and communication of the Patriotic program and related community events. She has a degree in business administration and management from Iowa Western Community College.

The Director of Programming and Events works to increase social connectedness of residents in Council Bluffs and enhance community life and well-being.

“I am excited to be working for a nonprofit within my own community. I have been involved in community outreach for the past 3.5 years, but I was helping everybody except my hometown. I want Council Bluffs to be a place to grow and live for a long time to come. I have been here my entire life and I would like to see my children come back after college and also be life-long residents.

– Julia Woods, Director of Programming & Events

Julia can be reached at jwoods@the712initiative.org or 712-396-2463.

 

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