Community Leaders Breakfasts return for 2022-2023

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, will once again offer quarterly Community Leaders Breakfasts throughout the school year.

The CDG Community Leaders Breakfasts will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. on Thursdays Oct. 6, 2022; and Feb. 2, and April 6, 2023. All meetings in the series will take place at the Cornell College Thomas Commons, Smith Dining Room, at a cost of $7.50 plus tax per person. Please note that Bon Appetit Cornell College is cashless but does accept debit and credit cards.

A buffet breakfast will be available. Free parking at Cornell is available behind The Thomas Commons, and on First Street. All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Those who attend will hear updates from Lisbon and Mount Vernon City Halls, Lisbon and Mount Vernon schools, Cornell College, local service groups, and businesses.

More information about the CDG is available at

About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008 and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.

About Main Street
The Main Street Approach is a copyrighted process of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Program has been used in Iowa since 1986 with a total of 56 communities having participated.  Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008, by the State of Iowa, after submitting a comprehensive application and presenting to a select board of reviewers.

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