The Oskaloosa City Council met on Tuesday and the bulk of the meeting was devoted to a presentation from the Greater Des Moines Partnership, an economic development organization spanning 10 counties in central Iowa. The partnership would offer resources for marketing efforts at a regional level and city manager Amal Eltahir explained the importance of those resources to Mahaska County.
The council approved entry into the Greater Des Moines Partnership unanimously and figures to enter jointly with the Mahaska County government. The council also approved various payments related to the YMCA Early Childhood Recreation Center during the meeting, and will hold their next regular meeting on September 19. The full meeting from September 6 can be viewed here.