(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with education, health and safety leaders, announced Tuesday that Iowa will hold a first-of-its-kind digital literacy conference Friday, November 10, in Ames. The event will feature educational and scientific leaders on digital literacy. They will share innovations in teaching with educators, health professionals and other stakeholders.

(DES MOINES) – In cooperation with Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 11 soldiers and two CH-47F Chinook helicopters from the Iowa Army National Guard will deploy Friday to the Houston, Texas, area to support response operations for Hurricane Harvey.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Thursday.

The following appointments are effective Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, are unpaid and are not subject to Senate confirmation:

STEM Advisory Council

Emily Abbas, Des Moines

Patrick Barnes, Bettendorf

Emily Fuerst, Ames

Rene Gadelha, Marion

Robin Greubel, Indianola

Joseph Hrdlicka, West Des Moines

(DES MOINES) – John Stineman, head of the nonpartisan Iowa Chamber Alliance, penned a

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s district judicial nominating commissions Friday.

The following appointments are unpaid and are not subject to Senate confirmation:

District 1A Judicial Nomination Commission

Kathleen Klimesh, Spillville

Matt Giese, Dubuque

District 1B Judicial Nomination Commission

Conrad Clement, Cresco

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions Friday.

The following appointment is unpaid and is subject to Senate confirmation:

Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board

Todde Folkerts, Chariton

The following appointments are unpaid and are not subject to Senate confirmation:

Council of State Governments Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Mark Lowe was at the White House Wednesday to discuss infrastructure challenges facing states and communities. The conversation was part of ongoing talks between federal, state and local leaders.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp presented 81 Iowa farm families with the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award during a ceremony Aug. 16 at the Iowa State Fair.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced eight appointments Wednesday to the nine member medical cannabidiol board.

The following appointments are effective Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, are unpaid and are not subject to Senate confirmation:

Medical Cannabidiol Board

Pediatrician: Dr. Ken Cheyne, Clive

Psychiatrist: Dr. Jill Liesveld, Coralville

Law Enforcement: Mike McKelvey, Mason City

Family Medicine: Dr. Lonny Miller, Creston

(DES MOINES) – During the administration’s weekly press conference Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Mark Lowe urged Iowa drivers to use caution around school buses and reminded them to be on the lookout for children.

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