DES MOINES, IOWA (January 21, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the reallocation of $17 million in relief money made available to local governments for direct expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Of the $17 million remaining from the Local Government Relief Fund, roughly $4.7 million was previously allocated to smaller cities and.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 15, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the hiring of Taryn Frideres to serve as her new Chief Operating Officer. Frideres is an Iowa native who is joining the Governor’s team from the United States Department of State.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 13, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling $1.2 million. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand opportunities for Iowans to earn post-secondary credentials leading to high-demand jobs and encourage Iowa employers, community leaders, and others to collaborate to support regional workforce-talent development.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 13, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds delivers her 2021 Condition of the State Address.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 12, 2021) – Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the appointment of Adam Steen, currently Director of Business Development at Syverson Strege, to serve as director of the Department of Administrative Services.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 8, 2020) - As of January 7, Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public-health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The proclamation continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social-distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 30, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation setting a special election date in Iowa State Senate District 41 for Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The proclamation follows the announced resignation of State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 16, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public-health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The proclamation requires social-distancing and reasonable public-health measures for many social, community, business, or leisure gatherings or events.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 16, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds received the latest recommendations from the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative task forces at the Iowa Rural Development Council quarterly meeting. These recommendations came out of the Invest, Grow, and Connect task forces which fielded input from industry leaders, task-force members, and the public.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 14, 2020) — Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Joyce Flinn has announced her retirement, effective January 29, 2021. Governor Kim Reynolds will announce an interim director at a later date.

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