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BLAKE HAMER

PRESIDENT

thru December 31, 2020

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.

VICE PRESIDENT

thru December 31, 2020

ANDREW ROBESON

CRAIG WELLS

TREASURER

thru December 31, 2020

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.

JANE MESSINGHAM

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.

PAST PRESIDENT

thru December 31, 2020

JOHN CHILES

ECONOMIC VITALITY COUNCIL CHAIR

thru December 31, 2020

DAVID DEEDS

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.

ORGANIZATION COUNCIL CHAIR

thru December 31, 2020

LIZ O'MALLEY

PROMOTIONS COUNCIL CHAIR

thru December 31, 2020

ED OTTESEN

DESIGN COUNCIL CHAIR

thru December 31, 2020

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.

KIM HUFF

AT LARGE

thru December 31, 2020

MARK IEHL

AT LARGE

thru December 31, 2020

BARI RICHTER

AT LARGE

thru December 31, 2021

Bari was born and raised in Washington State and received her degree in Business with a minor in Psychology from Linfield College in Oregon. Bari transplanted to the Cedar Valley over ten years ago when her job brought her to the community. The community is why she has stayed. The heart and quality of people in the Cedar Valley made the decision to stay easy.

Seeing the dramatic change in downtown Waterloo struck a chord with Bari. Seeing the tremendous number of passionate people working to move Waterloo towards the reemergence of a place people want to live, work and play is what inspired her to be a part of Main Street Waterloo.

Bari and her husband own Convey Sign Solutions, Inc. which opened in 2016. Bari is passionate about not only assisting a company, or organization display their logo, but also creating and installing graphics which reinforce a companies culture and history.

TONY STAMMLER

AT LARGE

thru December 31, 2022

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.

IVAN VALTCHEV

AT LARGE

thru December 31, 2020

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.

COMMUNITY LIAISONS

David Boesen, Waterloo City Council

Cary Darrah, Grow Cedar Valley

Tavis Hall, Experience Waterloo

The Honorable Mayor Quentin Hart

Ty Kimble, Community Main Street Cedar Falls

Linda Laylin, Black Hawk County Supervisors

Cara Miller, Silos & Smokestacks

Lt. Corbin Payne, Waterloo Police Department

Aric Schroeder, Planning & Development

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