Jane Messingham is a retail Banking Manager at BankIowa. She oversees retail operations at BankIowa branches in Black Hawk, Buchanan and Linn counties. Additionally, Jane operates the BankIowa Travel Group, organizing bus trips for the group.
Blake is a financial adviser at Stifel Nichalus and has spent nearly 11 years in the mortgage servicing fields. He has earned his series 7 and 66 securities licenses, along with life, health, and variable insurances. Blake has a passion for downtown Waterloo and is excited to be part of the development and vibrancy. In addition to serving as Vice President, Blake serves on the Economic Vitality Council and promotions Council.
Craig is a fifth generation Waterloo resident that has been involved in Main Street Waterloo and Up Downtowners for more than 20 years. He has BA and MBA degrees from UNI and retired from John Deere in 2016, after more than 20 years of electronics and quality engineering. Now there is much more time for golf and rental property management. Along with his current position as Treasurer of the Board, Craig also has been involved in many MSW Promotions events such as BBQ Loo, Friday Loo, Taste of Loo, Funky Junk-a-loo, and many others.
David has been with JSA Development since 2010. He is also an instructor of Accounting and Entrepreneurship at the University of Northern Iowa. A long time volunteer with Main Street Waterloo, David has held several board positions. His commitment expands beyond our organization, as he is involved with Waterloo Cultural and Arts Commission and Habitat for Humanity.
PROMOTIONS COUNCIL CHAIR
Ms. Edler is a longtime community volunteer. Her involvement with the downtown began with the Up-Dowtowners, and later she was the Unification Chair of a select group that saw Main Street Waterloo form in 1996. Her passion for downtown Waterloo is seen with her continued involvement with Main Street Waterloo events. Ms. Edler recently retired as Administrative Specialist from Northeast Iowa Medical Education Foundation, Waterloo. Life is good when retired.
ECONOMIC VITALITY COUNCIL CHAIR
DESIGN COUNCIL CHAIR
Ed graduated from Waterloo West High, Class of 1977.
He is a licensed architect in Iowa and Wisconsin and has worked in the architectural field for 35 years. Ed started volunteering with Main Street Waterloo in 2003 on the Design Council where he has been Chairman in 2004-2005 and 2008-2009. He was president of the Main Street Board in 2012.
Since 2003 Ed has been a member of the Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission and has been chairman since 2014.
He has also been a member of the Waterloo Design Review Board since 2015.
ORGANIZATION COUNCIL CHAIR
This native of Bulgaria received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University
of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2003. After practicing architecture in Madison, WI for several years, Ivan Valtchev moved to Waterloo in 2011 to take a position with INVISION architecture. An avid advocate for downtown, Ivan has lived in Waterloo’s urban center
ever since moving to the area, currently residing with his wife and child in Walnut Neighborhood. Ivan is a long-standing member of Main Street’s Design Council and
has been actively involved with other groups focused on downtown’s growth and improvement. Ivan is passionate about the critical role downtown holds for the
overall health and success of Waterloo.
Tony is a Waterloo native and an Appraiser with the Black Hawk County Assessors office. He has been employed with them for 10 years and is an Iowa Certified Assessor Designee.
Tony, along with his wife, Laura, and their daughter, Sophie, enjoy supporting, promoting, and spending time in downtown Waterloo. They like to volunteer for and take in all that the Main Street District has to offer. Tony and his family can most often be found downtown enjoying a wood fired pizza at one of their favorite local establishments.