DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Peggy A Whitson, space and science consultant and former astronaut, will be the afternoon keynote speaker for the Governor’s 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit titled “STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships.”

The statewide event, which is open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, April 30, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council will host the event.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2019) — As a result of President Trump's Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for public and individual assistance for residents of Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury counties in Iowa, disaster unemployment-assistance (DUA) is now available in those counties. DUA expands eligibility for unemployment benefits and provides assistance to the self-employed including business owners and farmers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 24, 2019) — Today the governor’s office released the below information to help Iowans impacted by the recent flood. Applying for assistance to recover from the recent flooding in Iowa is easy and can be done via phone or online.


Call 1-800-621-3362. You can call between 7AM and 10PM, seven days a week. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, can call 800-462-7585.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 22, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, March 25–Sunday, March 31, 2019.

The following events are open to credentialed members of the media:


Monday, March 25

Gov Kim Reynolds holds Executive Council Meeting

Robert D Ray Conference Room

Governor’s Office

Iowa State Capitol



DES MOINES, IOWA (March 22, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing.

The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather, and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for Howard County.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 22, 2019) — Effective immediately, Iowans can call 211 with questions or concerns about the massive flooding and what steps they can take toward recovery. The Flood Hotline is open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. In addition, Governor Kim Reynolds also launched an easy-to-navigate website

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 22, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed HF288. She was joined by United States Airforce Secretary Heather Wilson and US Senator Joni Ernst. The bill expands the availability of the Injured Veterans Grant Program funding and expedites the process for military spouses to obtain occupational licenses in Iowa.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 22, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Amy Zacharias as district court judge in the Fourth Judicial District.
Zacharias, of Persia, Iowa, received her undergraduate and law degrees from Creighton University. She currently serves as a district associate judge in the Fourth Judicial District.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 21, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds will discuss flooding preparedness in Iowa Falls on March 22, 2019.  

The following event is open to credentialed members of the media:

Friday March 22
Gov Kim Reynolds to tour flood damage
Iowa Falls Police Department
321 Stevens Street
Iowa Falls, IA

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 21, 2019) — On Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following 4 bills into law: