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Perry elected to League of Cities board

SAC CITY — Bruce Perry, council member of Sac City, has been elected to serve on the executive board of the Iowa League of Cities.

“I am excited to help plan for the future of Iowa’s cities by serving on the League’s executive board,” Perry said. “During a time when communities of all sizes are facing significant challenges, it is important to find ways for all to work together, share experiences and find common ground to promote the wonderful opportunities for current and future residents.”

Perry became a League board member on Sept. 17 during the League’s annual business meeting held in conjunction with its annual conference and exhibit in Coralville.

In addition to serving eight years on the Sac City Council, Perry currently serves on the Iowa League of Cities legislative policy committee.

He is president of Preservation Iowa, a statewide non-profit organization that advocates for state, local and national policies that help assure economic viability of preserving not only Iowa’s historic treasures, but the stories of the state’s many resources.

Perry is the immediate past president of Northwest Iowa league of Cities and remains an active partner in Iowa State University’s Shrink Smart study that examines ways rural communities can continue to provide valuable amenities to their residents.

The League’s executive board is responsible for adopting policies to provide direction to the League, adopting the annual operating budget, establishing membership fees and providing direction to the organization.

The board consists of 14 director positions and five officer positions. All of these positions must be filled by current city officials who represent cities of various populations and geographic locations. In addition to his work with city government, Perry serves as worship and music coordinator at Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, is artistic director of Fort Dodge Choral Society and operates a private music studio to assist aspiring musicians develop needed skills to pave the way for lifelong enjoyment of the arts.

He recently published a photographic history of Sac County drawn from his extensive collection of antique postcards.

The membership elects directors to two-year terms, and each member can serve up to two terms.

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