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The Shell Rock Community Development Corporation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization was developed in the late 1960's. Its mission is to promote and expand economic and community development opportunities that improve the quality of life for Shell Rock residents, businesses, and visitors. At the time of its inception, Shell Rock residents had many ideas of projects that would help grow and enhance the community, one of which was a public swimming pool. Thus, the community rallied around a fundraising campaign to bring a new pool to the town. Over time, the SRDC has become known for supporting a variety of community betterment and development projects.

Recent initiatives include:

  • developing and maintaining a resource page for the community and businesses during COVID-19

  • acquiring land for commercial development including Roling Ford and the Waverly Health Center

  • acquiring lots for residential development 

  • city park, including tennis courts, playground, and ball diamonds

  • Shell Rock 4th of July activities

  • Shell Rock Sportsman's Club

  • Seed funding for the Shell Rock Aquatic Center 

  • Sponsoring the 2017 River and Arts Festival

  • 2023 launch of Shell Rock Dollars Program



Timothy Vannordstrand, President

Kim Smith, Secretary

Levi Epley, Treasurer

Jim Hegg

Barb Renning

Donna Busch

Duane Harms

Michael Klinefelter

Casey Reints

NEW IN 2023!


We rely on donations from businesses community members like you. Help us enhance the quality of life in Shell Rock by making an online donation today!

Donations can also be mailed to SRCDC at PO Box 430. Feel free to call and speak to Treasurer Levi Epley at 319-885-4327 to discuss gifts of other assets.

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See what's happening near you!

A new initiative of the SRCDC is a community calendar where you can find and share all the latest happenings in the community. Feel free to submit an event or browse the calendar using the link below!

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& volunteer opportunities

Shell Rock is a busy community with numerous employers and activities with which to become involved. Visit the community's NEW job board to find the perfect opportunity! 

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Directly in your inbox

Beginning in July 2020, the SRCDC will send out monthly newsletters which will contain community announcements, events, job postings, pictures of community and economic development projects, and more.


Citizens and community groups looking to bring a project to life are welcome to visit with the development corporation's board of directors about their project and any financial needs they may have. We want to hear your ideas, plans, and requests! Contact the president, Tim Vannordstrand, to get on the agenda at an upcoming meeting. 

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