Part of our mission at the Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is to connect individuals—to learn, grow, and thrive together. We host several seminars and workshops annually to promote success in our community through organizations and social networking. Other organizations that share our vision also provide networking opportunities.

leadership fort dodgeLeadership Fort Dodge

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Leadership Program helps participants learn about the community through professional presentations, tours of businesses and agencies, and interaction with local and state leaders. Our mission is to develop dynamic leaders that are qualified and focused on the future. This interactive experience provides background information and the necessary tools to be a positive presence in the community.

This program lasts from September to May, and this Leadership Fort Dodge class spends the second Thursday of every month discussing pertinent topics in the community. Through this program, a participant gains the knowledge that they need to get involved in the community and business community.

Topics Discussed: History and Demographics, Health and Human Services, Civic Engagement, Media, Education, Criminal Justice, Local Government, State Government, Quality of Life, Economic Development, Agriculture and Ecology, and Leadership Skills.

Our program is only open to 28 participants and requires a fee of three hundred dollars which covers the materials in the program like lunch, supplies, class materials, and transportation.

For more information, please call 515-955-5500 or e-mail

Clubs and Organizations

Webster County offers more than 200 clubs and organizations with a diverse selection of interests, hobbies, community service clubs, non-profit organizations, social groups, and so much more. There is a group for everyone’s interest and new experiences to enjoy.

Young Professionals

We offer a Young Professionals (YP) group to improve the quality of life in our community through the recruitment of young professionals. This program encourages youths to settle in our region and aid in developing the community.

The group engages young professionals in current community news and issues. Through this program, individuals assist in the development of the Fort Dodge area and become an active voice in the community.

There are over one hundred members in the Fort Dodge Young Professionals group, and each is actively looking to improve the community. This group of members hosts philanthropic and social events which promote relationships between young professionals in the region. It is these relationships that are going to influence the future of our community positively.

2017 Officers
Brian Pederson - President
Jordan Hagar - Vice President
Joe Tyrrell - Treasurer
Jill Nelson - Secretary
Cierra Walding - Past President
Katie Cole - Events Committee Chair
Sharon Hotz - Membership Committee Chair
Anne Zwink - Board Member
Jordan Hagar - Board Member
Luke Hugghins - Board Member
Julie Ragland - Board Member
Andy Reed - Board Member
Greg Wood - Board Member

For more information, contact the Fort Dodge Young Professionals.