The University of Iowa

Michelle Bostinelos

Michelle Bostinelos
Executive Director, Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council

Michelle Bostinelos was awarded the 2018-2019 Outstanding Community Partner Award by the Office of Outreach and Engagement for the work she's done to make a positive difference in her community.

When I call my communities and say ‘Do you want to do a project with the University of Iowa?’ they always say ‘yes.’ They like the attention and they like the resources. They’re excited to improve their communities. It’s really special that we can do that and hold them up,” Bostinelos said.

“Being an alumni, I keep my eye on what’s going on over here so when these kinds of programs and opportunities come up, I can say, ‘Hey look at us over here in Northwest Iowa. We want you to come here, we want your help. Let me introduce the students to our awesome community and hopefully they both can learn from each other.’”