Mike Gronstal, from Council Bluffs, has been the Senate Democratic Leader since 1997. First elected to office in 1982, Gronstal served one term in the Iowa House (1983-85), and is currently in his seventh term in the Senate. He is the State Democratic Leader in the Iowa Senate and has been a lifelong advocate for public education and smart politics.


We are fortunate to have Mike Gronstal represent us, our students, our schools and our profession. In the current political climate it is vital that you understand that we need YOU. Your time, your talent, and--eventually--your treasure will be needed to make sure that we reverse the trend of legislators who are willing to sell out our children for corporate tax cuts.

Council Bluffs awarded Comprehensive Planning Grant

The Rebuild Iowa Office and the Iowa Department of Economic Development have awarded a $50,000 Local Comprehensive Planning Grant to Council Bluffs.

The money will be used to develop and adopt comprehensive plans for long-term recovery and to reduce the risk of future flooding. This grant program is funded through Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in response to the 2008 floods.

The Comprehensive Planning Grant program is based on the Iowa Smart Planning Principles that I helped pass during the 2010 session. The goal is to improve community resiliency in ways that increase economic opportunity, protect environmental resources and improve quality of life.


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