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Gov. Kim Reynolds

“In places like Jefferson, Iowans are already showing that, with ingenuity and drive, our small towns can be as vibrant as they’ve ever been,” Reynolds said.

“Since 2012, over 100 Greene County residents volunteered more than 29,000 hours to raise funds, write grants and work on committees. They’ve transformed downtown Jefferson, attracting 14 businesses and rehabbing dozens of buildings. And recently, voters overwhelmingly approved a bond referendum that will build a new high school that will house a career academy that will feed a new downtown business called ‘The Forge.’ ”

Congressman Ro Khanna

“I believe in Jefferson and so should other Americans,” said Congressman Ro Khanna, a California Democrat.

“I’ve been to Jefferson personally, and I’m proud to add my name to the list of people who see it is a model for a 21st century small town. Take a look for yourself. You’ll join leaders from Silicon Valley who traveled to Jefferson with me to see opportunities here.”