Welcome to West Union!

Welcome to West Union!

From the halls of our churches to the streams that surround us, from the Courthouse Square to our abundant parks, we welcome you home. In West Union, we have managed to preserve a special way of life, where our neighbors are our friends and visitors are always greeted with a warm smile and a hot beef. That special quality of life is one of the things that we hold dear, connecting us to our land and to each other. In West Union, we honor our families and cherish our friends. We preserve our past and we revel in the vision of our future.

That future is happening now, as we are proud to be a Green Streetscape Pilot Program Community. Inspired by our agricultural roots of using every resource available, we are tapping into cutting edge technologies, building material, and energy solutions to reconnect the community with its historic downtown. From our past, through to our present, and focused on the future, we are West Union, and we are deeply connected.

Main Street Awards-30th Anniversary Celebration

$5 Million Dollar Benchmark & Leadership Awards

Main Street Awards-30th Anniversary Celebration

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Summer Events

Posted: Tue, June 21, 2016
West Union
Summer Events
Now that summer is here come out and enjoy time with friends and family.

June 25th
West Union Chambers Golf Tournament
July 4th Carnival at the West Union Aquatic Center 1-4pm
July 4th  West Union's 4th of July Celebration starting @ 4pm
July 7th Playin' on the Plaza 6-7:30pm: Flashback
July 14th Playin' on the Plaza 6-8:00pm: Kindred Minds

July 21st Playin' on the Plaza 6-7:30m: Russ Guyer
July 26th-July 30th Fayette County Fair
August 4th Playin' on the Plaza 6-7:30pm: Dwight Ohrt- D.R.S. of Rythm & Soul
August 11th Playin' on the Plaza 6-7:30pm: Buck Hollow
August 18th Playin' on the Plaza 6-7:30pm: Officer Friendly
August 20th WU Fest
August 25th Playin' on the Plaza 6-7:30pm: Patchy Fog

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West Union Chamber Golf Tournament

Posted: Thu, May 26, 2016

West Union Chamber & Pleasant Valley Sports Club are hosting a
3-Person Best Shot - 8 Inch Cup Golf Tournament. This day of
golfing fun will raise funds for West Union Chamber programs.
Don't miss out! Sign up as an individual or bring your whole team!

Includes green fees & lunch

To be a Sponsor or Register: Call West Union Chamber at (563) 422-3070
Email: chamber@westunion.com

For cart reservations please call
Pleasant Valley Sports Club
(563) 423-7396
Cart rental: $24
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Show, Shine & Ride

Posted: Tue, May 17, 2016
Celebrate Prairie View Management, Inc. 30th Anniversary.  Benefit proceeds go to local Law Enforcement and K-9 Departments . SHOW, SHINE & RIDE is on Sunday June 12 from 12;00 til 2:00pm.  Car rides starting at 2:00pm. They will have food by Cattlemen, the Fayette County Dairy Princess will be serving shakes and music by DR'S. of Rhythm.  Advance tickets are $10 and will be $12 at the door.  The tickets are available to purchase at West Union City Hall, West Union Police Department, West Union Chamber, or call Nick at Prairie View (563) 422-5606 x103.
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Main Street Awards-30th Anniversary Celebration

Posted: Tue, May 3, 2016
West Union received an award on April 29th at the Main Street Awards for dedication to the Main Street Approach and surpassing a significant benchmark of private dollars invested in the designated Main Street District since 2006.  This award recognizes West Union as a $5 Million Dollar Main Street District.

Accepting the award for West Union was Adam Keller, Kent Halverson, Carolyn Weber, Brandy Burgin, Teresa Pape also in attendance was Carolyn Havenstrite, Nancy Dunt, and Bonnie Halverson.

Carolyn Weber was recognized for her Leadership throughout the year.  She is always willing to jump in and help out when ever needed.  We are lucky to have such a wonderful person donating her time.

Main Street Iowa celebrated 30 years of commitment to downtown and commercial district revitalization during an awards celebration held Friday, April 29, 2016, in downtown Des Moines. Attended by approximately 450 individuals representing communities across the state, the event recognized local Main Street innovation, leaders, entrepreneurship, private investments and the catalytic power of Main Street.
The honors were presented by Governor Terry E. Branstad and Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).
"We knew from the very beginning that Main Street was not a quick-fix solution but rather an incremental approach to fostering positive change. It has had far greater impact than we ever could have imagined in 1985," stated Governor Branstad. "Main Street Iowa's 30th Anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on challenges overcome, the successes and the areas of opportunity that exist on the horizon."
Since 1986, local Main Street programs have made a significant impact on Iowa's economy realizing a net gain of nearly 13,000 new jobs, 11,000 new businesses and over $1.6 billion private dollars invested into local Main Street districts. As a grassroots program, Main Street communities have contributed over 2.8 million volunteer hours in local revitalization efforts.
"These numbers are only half the story," stated Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa State Coordinator. "Each number has a real business, entrepreneur, developer, personality and partnership behind it. And most importantly, none of these milestones were reached at once; it has taken years of incremental impact to get this point."
"Healthy, historic commercial districts are a key deciding factor for industrial and business recruitment. Main Street brings jobs, investment and new businesses to our downtowns and historic commercial neighborhoods," said Durham. "Taxpayers are certainly getting their money's worth. In FY15, for every dollar the state of Iowa invested in operating the state Main Street program, the private sector in those communities invested $54 into building improvements and acquisitions."
In 1985, the Iowa Legislature adopted the National Main Street Center's Four Point Approach® to district revitalization by establishing Main Street Iowa within the agency that is now the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Since inception, the state program and its communities have been considered examples of excellence in the national effort to revitalize historic commercial districts across the country.
For more information about Main Street Iowa and how all Iowa communities can access commercial revitalization assistance through the Iowa Downtown Resource Center, visit iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/MainStreetIowa, e-mail mainstreet@iowa.gov or call 515.725.3051.
A list of the awards presented during the ceremony follows. Photographs will be posted at
iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/MainStreetIowa after May 4.
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