(PANORA) Midwest Partnership EDC recently recognized Gail Steward, of Adair County, for his contributions to the community and organizations which he supports. Midwest Partnership’s Guy Powell Award was presented at Midwest Partnership’s annual dinner meeting on January 26th in Panora.
The Guy Powell Award was established in honor of the late Guy Powell of Greenfield, who served as president of the Midwest Partnership EDC board of directors and was an active volunteer in several other community organizations. It is intended to recognize excellence in leadership and passion for economic development in the Midwest Partnership EDC region, taking into account vision, leadership, courage, and impact.
Gail Steward was nominated by several individuals for his ability to inspire others with his vision for the future in his community. Gail has volunteered for many projects in the community and donated countless hours to organizations and projects he believes in. He is an outstanding leader with the Development Corporation of Greenfield and has worked hard to bring new business into the area. He also has been involved with the Adair County Health Foundation, the Greenfield Chamber/ Main Street, the E. E. Warren Cultural Center and the Hotel Greenfield restoration project.
The family of Guy Powell was also present at the dinner to assist in honoring Gail. This is the third year the award has recognized the economic development contributions of an individual in the Midwest Partnership EDC region.
Midwest Partnership EDC is the non-profit, collaborative economic development organization formed to strengthen the economic vitality of the communities of Adair, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie counties in west central Iowa.