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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Historic Santa Fe Depot Renovation Project to Receive Award

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The City of Fort Madison was named a 2022 All-Star Community by the Iowa League of Cities for its Historic Santa Fe Depot Renovation. Fort Madison will be recognized at an Awards Banquet at the League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit, held in Waterloo from September 28-30. 

The All-Star Community Award is the most prestigious honor given by the League to cities. Entries are judged by a panel of former city officials and others familiar with municipal government. Judges determine winners based on innovative efforts in areas such as urban renewal, development, preservation, collaborative efforts or quality of life improvements. Fort Madison was among three of Iowa’s 940 cities to garner such recognition.

The Depot Project was up against projects from other communities with 10,000 and over population. Other categories are for cities with populations less than 3,000, and populations from 3,000-9,999 This year’s winners for these categories are Northwood and Washington.

Previous award winners and projects in the 10,000 and up category include:

Cedar Falls – Transforming University Avenue

Mason City – River City Renaissance – The Mason City Arena

Marion –Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts

Clinton – Main Avenue Green Infrastructure

Waterloo – Cedar Valley SportsPlex 

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