This committee keeps current with 21CCLC activities and best practice examples occurring across the state and communicates examples of high quality afterschool programming on a regular basis. Use of social media is encouraged to facilitate the work of this committee. Another role for communication is to communicate with potential partners for afterschool (local, regional and statewide). Recently the Communication Committee has been looking at how to better communication local evaluation results, reviewing examples of good communication practices, and developing a marketing plan to share testimonials and stories to the general public.

Additional Support for this committee: IAA (can provide login information for Adobe Connect webinars and assistance with the development of communication methods); Example:

2017-2018 Meeting Dates:

Third Wednesday of every other month starting June 15, 2016.
All meetings are 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. over conference call.
  • June 21, 2017
  • August 16, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • December 20, 2017
  • February 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • June 20, 2018

The conference call number is 1-515-604-9985, passcode 123766. This number will remain the same for each committee meeting.

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Committee Co-Chairs:

Beth Malicki, Kids On Course,

Committee Members:

Beth McGorry, St. Mark Youth Enrichment,
Caroline Olson, Bettendorf Community School District,
Christine Carlson, Storm Lake Tornado Learning Club,
Chuck Rowe, Cedar Valley Clubs, Waterloo,
Greg Smith, Kids & Company, Council Bluffs,
Sandy Day, Council Bluffs School District,
Peter Bonifas, Andrew Community School District,
Brandi Miller, Des Moines Public Schools,
Matt Ohman, SHIP, Sioux City,
Erik Nelson, Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County,
Mel Hostetler, Iowa City Community Schools,
Nicole Raley, Beyond the Bell, Sioux City,
Bobbie Jo Sheridan, Des Moines Public Schools,
Abby Kempema, Beyond the Bells, Sioux City,
Julia Hartnett, Council Bluffs Community Schools,
Elana Zalar, Countil Bluffs Community Schools,
Jeremiah Tuhn, Des Moines Public Schools,
Kelsi Burnett, Des Moines Public Schools,
Aileen Hunnell, Des Moines Schools,
Georgia Beeman, Des Moines Schools,
Shaney Ford, Davenport Schools,
Melissa Knepp, Davenport Schools,

IAA Staff Contact:

Bri Steirer

Past Meetings:

September 22, 2016
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June 15, 2016

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April 20, 2016

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February 17, 2016

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December 16, 2015

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October 21, 2015

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September 1, 2015

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June 17, 2015

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