Veishea open forums are under way

About half of the estimated 60 people who attended an April 25 open forum shared feedback with Veishea task force members. All of the speakers supported the continuation of the annual celebration.

The public forum was the first in a series to be held over the next few weeks. Four more are in the works, including:

  • Tuesday, May 6, 5-7 p.m., Memorial Union (room TBA)
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2-4 p.m., Memorial Union Great Hall
  • Sunday, May 11, 6-8 p.m., Ames City Hall council chambers, 515 Clark Ave.
  • Tuesday, May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., ISU Alumni Center ballroom 

Veishea task force members Melissa Pierce, Campustown Property Management general manager (May 6); Micheal Owen, ISU University Professor of agronomy (May 7); Chris Nelson, Ames city councilman (May 11); and alumnus Dwayne Vande Krol (May 13) will serve as moderators.

A video archive of the April 25 open forum is available on the task force website. Live webcasts will be available for the May 7 and May 11 open forums. Viewers can submit comments in real time or send feedback directly to the task force.

Weekly open meetings

The Veishea task force is scheduled to meet on Thursdays through June 19. The meetings are open to the public; check the task force website for updates on time and location. A video archive of the April 24 inaugural meeting also is available online.

The task force's final report and recommendations are due to President Steven Leath in late June.