Decatur County Development Welcomes New Director
July 07, 2022
The Decatur County Development Corporation is excited to welcome its new Executive Director, Cierra Fountain.
Fountain graduated in 2019 from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Fountain originally Clark, was born and raised in Decatur County where her childhood years were spent on the family feedlot east of Davis City, later relocating to a farm south of Leon. Cierra graduated from Central Decatur High School. After college, she returned to the area and currently resides in Leon with her husband, Colton.
Fountain is a large supporter and advocate for local businesses. Her passion for community development has been showcased in Decatur County through her participation and involvement in many community events and organizations. Much of her time and efforts have been dedicated to the performing arts in the community.
As a Decatur County native, Fountain has the passion and energy to continue current economic development projects in the count and the motivation to devise creative economic and community development solutions to continue to make Decatur County a great place to live, work, stay and play.
"Decatur County is my home. It is where I grew up, and where I want my children to grow up. I am passionate about this county and the rural communities that it consists of. Decatur County has presented me so many opportunities, and I'm excited to be able to give back to help the county grow."
Fountain's goals are to continue to support local businesses and entrepreneurs and to work on recruiting outside businesses to Decatur County. These goals aim to retain the current population and increase the already high standard of living and quality of life for county residents.
The DCDC Main Office is located on the east side of the second level of the courthouse. The DCDC office is typically open from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m., but the hours may vary based on meetings off site with community members and businesses.
Fountain welcomes any visitors to discuss new ideas, request business and marketing consulting, or just to get to know her! To contact her directly, email Fountain at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about DCDC at www.dcdciowa.org.