Montezuma Community Development Corporation

Nucara - CopyMontezuma Community Development, a non-profit corporation, works to improve the quality of life throughout Montezuma by coordinating housing development; support for business; arts, culture and recreation enhancement; and community events, improvements and promotions on behalf of our businesses and residents.

The organization, which is a public-private partnership, is governed by a nine-member board of directors that represent the interests and key stakeholders throughout the community.  501 East Main, Montezuma, IA 50171.  641-623-5617.  FACEBOOK

Strategic Plan & Priorities

The Montezuma Community Development Board completed a strategic planning process in 2016.  As a result of this process, the Board of Director has committed to building MCD into a:

    • Facilitator of Housing Development
    • Champion of Workforce & Residential Growth
    • Catalyst for Business Development
    • Advocate for Recreation, Arts & Culture; and 
    • A Model of Organizational Leadership & Partnership

Key Accomplishments of MCD

Since its incorporation in 2012, MCD has been a driver of much of the crucial development in Montezuma.  From grant writing to business recruitment, MCD is proud to serve as a leader in the growth of our community.  Some key accomplishments include:

  • Recruitment of NuCara Pharmacy to fill the gap in pharmaceutical drug providersriser - Copy
  • Successful application and administration of the CDBG Downtown Facade Revitalization project, $1.1 million invested into Montezuma's square
  • Implemented Monte Pride Day, a city-wide community service day leveraging nearly 300 volunteers annually
  • Grant-writing activities that have brought nearly $50,000 into the community for a variety of projects
  • Assisted with marketing and business support activities for several new business
  • Provided fundraising and fiscal agent services for the Poweshiek County Freedom Rock Project

 “Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.”  – Henry Ford