All-Star Community

Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff accepts congratulations at the Iowa League of Cities conference. The city was honored as an All-Star Community.

(LE MARS) Le Mars is an All-Star Community.

Bethany Duncan of the Iowa League of Cities explained the League chose Le Mars as an All-Star Community due to quality of life efforts from the Community Betterment Project (CBP).

Duncan said the large scope of the Community Betterment Project led the League to honor Le Mars as the only city in the category of three-thousand to 10,000 people with the All-Star Community award.

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Duncan noted what stood out to judges in the 2010 competition was the amount of business and community involvement in the Community Betterment Project (CBP).

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The award was accepted by Mayor Dick Kirchoff during the annual conference of the Iowa League of Cities in Coralville last Thursday.

A video showcasing Le Mars was shown just before the award was presented.

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The League’s video is online at

Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff accepts the All-Star Community award from Ottumwa Mayor Dale Uehling.

(Photos and video courtesy Bethany Duncan, Iowa League of Ciites, Des Moines)