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The City of Dysart

The City of Dysart

Dysart Development Corporation

DDC Mission Statement

The DDC is a non-profit, community development organization open to all citizens and businesses in the community of Dysart and the surrounding area. Its primary objectives are, (a) to improve the quality of life for its residents of all ages, (b) to promote growth and diversification of the local economy through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and industry, (c) to promote the recruitment of new business and industry, and (d) to promote community revitalization by providing assistance and support.

Originally chartered in July of 1988, the Dysart Development Corporation has grown its membership to over 200 families and businesses in 2012.

Board members represent the American Legion, Club Dysart, Dysart City Council, Lion’s Club, Union Schools, Rural, Business and two at-large positions. With this diverse perspective, the DDC is able to see a broad picture of the community needs as well as coordinate the larger events.

The board is responsible for setting the organizations budget, balancing it throughout the year and making sure profits are donated back to the community at year’s end. The DDC board also determines what initiatives that they will sponsor in their effort to promote all that Dysart has to offer.

The DDC has displayed its dedication towards the growth and prosperity of the Dysart community through its involvement in many local projects including:

  • Dysart Dollars, supporting local business and trade
  • Waterloo & Vinton Home Shows
  • Supported local and county tourism
  • Offer low interest revolving loans to local businesses
  • Rebates on new signage for local store fronts
  • Chocolate walk
  • Soiree In The City
  • Iowa Wine & Beer Fall Festival
  • Farmers Market
  • Yard of the month
  • Newcomers Picnic
  • Youth Bike Safety Program
  • Brand new Dysart website
  • Business Builders Group
  • TV advertising
  • Nonprofit Bulk Mailing
  • Meals on Wheels
  • H.A.T. Team and Tours
  • Discover Dysart Signs & Brochures
  • Lovey Bear Programs
  • Sponsored July 4th activities
  • Old Iron Days
  • Candy Cane Christmas
  • Peoples Rides Transportation
  • Holiday displays on Main St & in the park
  • Sponsor for Tama County Relay for Life
  • Kids Fun Run Project
  • Holiday Market and Bazaar

Continued Support of Volunteers and Memberships

Many of these projects and events have come to symbolize Dysart’s commitment to maintaining a positive and progressive destination to visit, conduct business, and to call “home”.  The DDC’s involvement in these critical projects relies on the continued support of volunteers and memberships to the Dysart Development Corporation.

Please contact a board member today and see how you can contribute to the success of this tremendous community.

DDC Members

  • Dwayne Luze, President
    (319) 476-4949
    Luzere@fctc.coop
  • Janet Wilson, Secretary
    Women's Clubs
  • Don Lyons
    Club Dysart
  • Rich Albertsen
    American Legion
  • Rita Eikamp
    Union Community Schools
  • Wendy Wieben
    Rural
  • Wanda Petersen
    Main Street Businesses
  • Russ Grimm
    Main Street Businesses
  • Amy Fisher
    Off Street Businesses
  • Greg Pavelka
    Lions Club
  • Tom Brandt
    City
  • Ruth Schafbuch
    At-Large Position

Dysart Statistical Information

  • Population 1,379

Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey

Geography/Climate

Gently rolling mid-continent fertile / high yield farmlands.

Employment

Corn, soybeans, cattle & hogs anchor agricultural economy. Larger Payrolls:

Housing

Median value of:
  • Single family house $95,200
  • Median mortgage $970

Source: 2005-2009 American Commuinity Survey

Utilities

  • Electric Dysart Municipal Utilities
  • Natural Gas Alliant Energy
  • Water City of Dysart
  • Sewer City of Dysart
  • Phone Farmers Coop Telephone
  • Internet Farmers Coop Telephone
  • Internet Mediacom
  • TV Cable Mediacom
  • TV Cable Farmers Coop Telephone

Educational Insitutions

Union Community School District  

Health Care

Public Library

  • Books & Serial Volumes 12,633
  • Total Circulation 24,316
  • Children’s Materials 10,014
  • Public Internet Terminals 8

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2005

Taxes

  • Sales Tax: 7%
  • State Income Tax 0.36% – 8.98% plus base rate

Source: Iowa Department of Revenue, 2008

Houses of Worship

Financial Institutions

Source: Federal Deposit Ins. Corp., 2008

Social Characteristics

  • High School Grad or Higher 95%
  • Bachelors Degree or Higher 16%
  • Civilian Veterans 16%

Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey

Funded by the D.D.C.

The Dysart Development Corporation is a non-profit, community development organization open to all citizens and businesses in the community of Dysart and the surrounding area. Its primary objectives are, (a) to improve the quality of life for its residents of all ages, (b) to promote growth and diversification of the local economy through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and industry, (c) to promote the recruitment of new business and industry, and (d) to promote community revitalization by providing assistance and support.

Recreation

City park, Dysart Family Aquatic Center. C.R. Roberts Memorial Trail. Swimming, fishing, boating, camping at Hickory Hills Park, 5 1/2 miles north of Dysart. 18 hole rolling hills golf course & clubhouse. Museum with a one-room country school. Downtown artist studios and boutique shops.

Dysart City Hall

601 Wilson, Dysart, IA 52224 319-476-5690 dysart@fctc.coop www.dysartiowa.com
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