The drive to success
1 Mar 2019
Bob Singer, a former Webster County supervisor who worked for nearly two decades to ensure the completion of U.S. Highway 20 as a four-lane route all across Iowa, received the highest honor of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Thursday evening.
He was presented with the Catalyst Award during the alliance’s annual dinner at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites, 1518 Third Ave. N.W.
Singer was all smiles as he went to the podium to accept his award with his well known dry wit.
“My comments will be regretably short,” he said.
As he looked over the room, he noted the range of people in attendance.
“This room is a mix of gray hair and young people as well,” he said. “That is exciting for Fort Dodge.”
John Taets, the 2018 Catalyst Award winner who presented the honor to Singer, said this year’s honoree was recognized for three major things.
”Firstly, tonight’s Catalyst Award winner recognized the need to build relationships while advocating for your community and as a result was instrumental in the effort for the Fort Dodge region to be represented at the national level through a visit to Washington, D.C., every year,” Taets said.
”Next, tonight’s Catalyst Award winner proved his passion for developing leaders and encourgaing others to get involved in their community,” he added. ”Through his efforts and coordination, he laid the foundation for one of the most well-known programs in our region, Leadership Fort Dodge, and continues to be involved in the program through his witty delivery of the history of Fort Dodge presentation.”
”Lastly, and quite possibly his most well-known accomplishment was his passion and perserverance towards the completion of four-lane Highway 20, a result of his 16-year commitment,” Taets said.
Singer was the first vice president of the U.S. 20 Corridor Association.
He was a Webster County supervisor from 2008 to 2016.