Editor’s Note

I’m proud to announce the new Top 10 Under 40 Winners! The sheer number of deserving nominees made the selection process challenging for the judges, as always. I can truly say Siouxland is fortunate to have so many talented young professionals that care so much for their community.

Now to introduce our winners…

  • Kodi Benson
  • Cynthia Nelson
  • Emily Vondrak
  • Sandra Granger
  • Corey Larkin
  • Peggy La
  • TaRae Gardner
  • Michael Harman
  • Maria Guzman
  • Sheenah Tonga

Beyond sharing their stories, it is important to help them get as much traction as possible with the wonderful work that they are doing in Siouxland. In the following pages, you'll find out how you can support their efforts and get involved. I encourage you to reach out to them. Share your thoughts and ideas. Maybe there is an introduction you can make or resources you can provide. Every little bit helps. Also, consider sharing their Facebook posts that will pop up over the next few weeks to help them, and the work they are doing, get even more exposure. Together, as a community, we can go further.

I couldn't be more grateful to have so many outstanding young people in our community that are dedicated to making this world a better place to live in.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Owner of Siouxland Magazine

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For more than 15 years, the City of Sioux City’s Progress newsletter has shared positive stories, project updates, and event information with residents and visitors. The publication has evolved—both in design and distribution—but its goals have remained the same:

- Showcase the success in our City to residents and visitors
- Attract and recruit new businesses and employees to the Siouxland area

As we considered new ways of reaching our diverse audience, inserting the Progress newsletter into Siouxland Magazine was a natural fit. Siouxland Magazine strives to educate and inspire its readers, and it seeks to create a community that thrives on connecting with one another. We share these aspirations, and we are proud of this new partnership.

The City Progress newsletter, designed as a pull-out piece, can be a handy reference throughout the summer and beyond. We hope this issue will inform you of what’s happening in the city and invite you to become part of it!

Anne Westra
Communications & Public Engagement Specialist, City of Sioux City