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Ed Skinner to receive Keep Iowa Beautiful Hometown Pride Vision Award

Posted March 19, 2014 in Altoona, Community Web Exclusives

Des Moines—Ed Skinner will be honored at the 2nd Annual Donald F. Lamberti Hometown Pride Vision Award dinner on March 31st.

Skinner photo2“Ed’s leadership of investing time and resources has helped improve the economic vitality and cultural health of central Iowa communities,” said Mike Richardson, Chairman of the KIB Board of Trustees.  “He has helped Keep Iowa Beautiful build stronger communities that have  improved the beauty and cleanliness of our state.”

Mr. Skinner, Altoona attorney, has a long history of serving communities as city attorney and two terms as a state representative.  He has served as treasurer and member of the Democratic State Central Committee.  A strong supporter of education, he has been active in the Southeast Polk School District, serving on the board and establishing a scholarship fund.  Ed’s involvement in economic development include many infrastructure, residential and business projects in eastern Polk County.  Civic organizations and board service number close to twenty.  He is a graduate of Drake University Law School and is active in a number of professional organizations and his list of honors and awards take a page.  Ed is selfless in giving for the betterment of others.  His family continues the legacy.

The Hometown Vision Award is named in honor Donald F. Lamberti, retired Founder and Chairman of the Board of Casey’s General Stores.  The award is presented annually to an Iowan that believes a community’s economic vitality and cultural health are dependent on the image a community presents to its residents and visitors.

The fund raising dinner benefiting KIB is scheduled for The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona.  Individual tickets are $75 and a friends table is $1,500 and may be purchased at  or by phoning 515-323-6507.


Keep Iowa Beautiful was established in 2000 by Governor Robert D. Ray and Donald F. Lamberti becoming the 23rd State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.   It is a 501c3 charitable organization working with Iowa citizens, neighborhoods, communities and regions in improving the quality, beauty and cleanliness of our State.  KIB empowers Iowan’s to have a greater commitment in building pride and respect in the places we live.  Please check out our web page at

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