Editor’s Note

Every year is about up-leveling, striving to give more, and at the same time, encouraging more interaction from the community. It is all about synergy, and it’s about what we can accomplish together.

Through the magazine, I hope to ignite conversation, inspire action, and fuel collaboration.

This publication gives you advice on wellness and tools for your personal development. Then it takes you into the community and plugs you into the integral parts of Siouxland. We are strengthening the community, starting with a conversation.

This year, Siouxland Magazine hosted John Maxwell’s Live2Lead event, bringing world-class leaders to you. As your John Maxwell Certified Leader since 2014, I am committed to bringing John’s resources forward for your growth.

At the beginning of the year, we held open meetings to discuss the challenges our children and families face. After several months of discussion, we distilled down key information and shared that information in two free events. We even served free pizza! If you missed it, don’t worry. We got you covered in the following pages.

Let’s all give our best to one another as we close this year out. And remember, to stay engaged.

My best,

Owner of Siouxland Magazine

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A Year of Focus: Our Youth

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