Governor Reynolds Visits Manchester

Governor Kim Reynolds was in Manchester on Thursday morning as part of her “Unleashing Opportunity” statewide tour.

The Governor met with local residents downtown at Aunt Emmy’s coffee shop, giving the crowd of about fifty people an update on what’s been happening in the legislature and taking several questions on topics such as trade, school safety and mental health.


Governor Reynolds says she’s especially proud of the “Future Ready Iowa” workforce bill that has been unanimously approved by the Iowa House and Senate. The bill has been a key priority for the Governor this legislative session, with the aim to have 70 percent of Iowa workers get trained or educated beyond the high school level by the year 2025. In her Condition of the State address, Governor Reynolds praised Manchester as setting an example in that area – and she continues to promote Manchester as she travels across the state.


Lt. Governor Gregg accompanied Governor Reynolds on her visit to Manchester.


Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg also made stops Thursday in Elkader to tour Fire Farm Lighting and they held an “Unleashing Opportunity” event in Anamosa at McOtto’s.


(photos by Janelle Tucker, KMCH)