Building better communities.

The Community Visioning Program provides small Iowa communities with the planning and design resources needed to make meaningful transportation improvements to the local landscape.

Visioning Communities

Explore each of our Visioning Communities and follow their progress through the Visioning Program.


Community Projects

Learn about the Visioning Process and the types of projects our Visioning Communities complete.


Become a Community

Everything you need to know to apply for the Visioning Program—applications, resources and deadlines.



The Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2019 program. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process. Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 1, 2018. Selections will be announced in mid-September.

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Save the date! The 2018 Iowa's Living Roadways Annual Celebration takes place on Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

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Presentation of Visioning Final Concepts

Wapello is participating in the 2018 Community Visioning Program. The goal of this project is to develop a landscape plan that will graphically illustrate the vision of Wapello. You are invited to see the new ideas created this summer. Please plan to attend on Thursday, October 4 from 5:00-7:00 at the High School Cafeteria during the Volleyball games.  This is your opportunity to discuss the proposed projects with local committee members, the design team, and Trees Forever staff.  Designs will also be on display at other community locations at a later time. View the flyer: wap_public_pres_Oct4

Trees Forever Iowa’s Living Roadways Annual Celebration

At this statewide Annual Celebration, the 2018 Community Visioning participants will showcase the results of the program and welcome the 2019 Communities!

Transportation Maps

Explore an interactive map of transportation assets and barriers identified by residents during each of our Community Visioning exercises.

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