About three-dozen young Iowans will meet in Cedar Falls today who may have an influence on the futures of thousands of other young Iowans. They range in age from 17 to 26 and comprise the Young Iowans Cultural Council, which met a few months ago for a statewide “cultural caucus.”
Sarah Oltrogge is a spokeswoman for the Iowa Arts Council. She says the council is bringing a young person’s perspective to the lingering problem of keeping young people in Iowa after they graduate, either from high school or college.
One of the goals is to develop a ten-year plan to help Iowa grow and prosper by using arts and culture to invigorate communities and strengthen education. Oltrogge says the diverse group is made up of young men and women from all across Iowa — and they bring a lot of innovations to the table.
The council meets today at 10 a-m at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa. For more information, contact Oltrogge at (515) 281-4011.