What is PACE?

Pottawattamie County is where history, entertainment, arts and culture are valued and creativity thrives. There's much happening now and even more to come. PACE is our commitment to today and our intention for tomorrow.


We believe that when our community— young and old — connects with the arts, everyone's lives are enriched. We're committed to building a robust cultural environment to make that possible.


We know the arts can help to fuel a community and together we're taking a thoughtful approach to how we grow.

Whether it's discovering our rich history, exploring our own creativity or participating in a community production, we invite the community to join us as we transform the arts and our future.

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Who is PACE?

2016 PACE Board of Directors

  • Emma Chance
  • Patti Hannan
  • Ted Hoff
  • Danna Kehm
  • Richard Miller
  • John Nelson
  • Kathleen Pyper
  • Chris Russell
  • Gayle Strickland
  • Nikki Tiarks
  • Tom Whitson
  • Mike Wolf

What are
our Goals?

A supporting framework and a home to arts and culture

A collaborative organization

Honoring our history

Sharing our creativity

Representing today's opportunities and tomorrow's vision

PACE is:

  • Collaborative
  • Bold
  • Creative
  • Forward
  • Challenging
  • Interesting