Upcoming Events


Wapello Community Visioning – Design Workshop

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Wapello United Methodist Church

The Wapello Hometown Pride Committee received a grant from Iowa Living Roadways and Trees Forever for Community Visioning.  A committee has been diligently working to gather input from community members on transportation issues and community betterment.

We invite everyone to come to the Methodist Church in Wapello anytime between 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 28 to share ideas for community improvements at the Design Workshop.

Transportation Workshop

Wapello community members including those who live and work in Wapello are encouraged to attend to share their ideas for improving Wapello.  This workshop will be the culmination of an input-gathering process to identify transportation needs and opportunities for enhancements in Wapello.  A design team from Iowa State University will be onsite working with people to help develop a conceptual plan that meets the goals and needs of Wapello.

Questions or comments?  Please contact Kathy Barrick at kbarrick2003@yahoo.com.

Hope to see you there!


Bake Sale and Crocheted Quilt Raffle

2:30 -3:00 pm, Wapello High School Gym

Join the Wapello Visioning Committee on Saturday, July 14 during Chief Wapello Days.  The group will be holding a bake sale and drawing the winning raffle ticket for the crocheted quilt during  intermission between “The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Wooly” puppet show and the “Family Magic Show.”

The Bake Sale is a free will donation.  Quilt raffle tickets are on sale for $5 each or $25 for 6 tickets.  Proceeds will go toward funding the new basketball court at the Wapello North End Park.

Want to attend the shows?  Here are the details:

1:45 pm – The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Wooly – A puppet show by Euilenspiegel Puppetry Co. out of West Liberty

3:00 pm – Family Magic Show – by the Illusioneers including Keith West and Miss Kitty Magic out of Des Moines

Events are provided by: Wapello Visioning Committee & Wapello Community Club and sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisa County and the State Historical Society of Iowa.

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Community Team

Design Team

Wan Wei, Design Intern

Steering Committee

Kathy Barrick

Kim Brown

Jodi Boysen

Brad Quigley

Richard Taylor

Ron Durbin

Katie Hammond

Koby Boysen

Kenna Lanz

Veronica Blake

Sara Ealey

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Project Reports


Kick-off for Wapello Community Visioning

Community Visioning

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, nine (9) community members headed to Ames, IA to kick-off the Iowa Living Roadways and Trees Forever Visioning Grant.  The group is really excited to get started and report back to the community on what all we have learned.


Community Assessments

The group will be looking for community input to help create a series of plans to make Wapello.

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