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NATIONAL SERVICE: Branstad Creates Council

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Gov. Terry Branstad signed an executive order Monday, creating the Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa.

Leaders from state agencies, higher education, and the private sector will make recommendations on how to expand national service and volunteer opportunities for Iowans.

It complements the national initiative, the Franklin Project, which is working to renew active citizenship in the country.

“We think this next step, working with this Franklin Project and with this national effort positions Iowa to be a real leader and others will copy us,” says Branstad.

The council is part of the Branstad-Reynolds administration’s goal of making Iowa a volunteering leader.


  • Williem Denison

    Great idea Terry! I’m volunteering all my time to get the vote out against
    you and Big Bird this fall.

  • Williem Denison

    With all the people you and your party have put out of work theres alot of people who have alot of time to volunteer.

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