Help Determine Downtown Jefferson’s Future

Share your vision of downtown Jefferson in 2023 at a special Visioning event sponsored by Jefferson Matters: Main Street on Thursday, Feb. 21, on the second floor of City Hall, 220 North Chestnut Street. Help Jefferson Matters: decide the future course of this critical social and economic core of Jefferson and Greene County.

The Visioning event will get underway with a light supper at 5 p.m. The Visioning program follows from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Michael Wagler, state coordinator, Main Street Iowa, and Darlene Strachan, assistant state coordinator, Main Street Iowa will facilitate the program.

“Put simply, a vision tells us where we want to go,” said Chris Henning, board president, Jefferson Matters: Main Street. “Our vision statement will paint a picture of where we want to be in 10 years and be a tool for selling our potential outcomes to volunteers, investors, supporters and partners.”

“We are extending an open invitation to the business community, downtown building owners, civic groups, Greene County Chamber of Commerce and Development members, major employers, middle and high school students, and the general public.” said Henning. “This is an opportunity for all of us to make our mark on our future.”

Information gathered during the meeting will be used by Main Street Iowa staff to “wordsmith” a draft vision to be shared at a follow-up meeting with the community and Jefferson Matters: Main Street in April.

To reserve your space at the Visioning event, please RSVP at or send an email to Reservations can also be made by calling Alan Robinson, program director, at 515-386-3585.