Mayor of Grinnell, IA
Many of your fellow students become personally involved in a community, social, or educational endeavor off campus, which strengthens their college experience. I hope you will be part of this movement, as well.
As mayor, I want to congratulate you on your admission and welcome you to Grinnell College and Grinnell, Iowa. These next four years are going to be an exciting time for you and will reflect positively on you for life.
We are a community that is likely much smaller than what you are accustomed to, but with world-renowned Grinnell College located adjacent to the downtown business district, Grinnell is a place with diverse views and interests. We are a robust community constantly evolving to stay abreast of the times and increasing possibilities — probably not what you expect from a town in the central Midwestern United States. We are a dynamic city with a strong heritage, but with all the modern technological advances and opportunities with which you are familiar. In addition to our quality hospital and outstanding medical professionals, our town comes together at the aquatic center, athletic facilities, parks, golf course, bike trails, library, farmers market, and beyond.
During your years at Grinnell College, I hope you will avail yourself of the many amenities Grinnell has to offer. Many of your fellow students become personally involved in a community, social, or educational endeavor off campus, which strengthens their college experience. I hope you will be part of this movement, as well. We find it very rewarding to have your enthusiasm and perspective on what we need to consider as we navigate this century together. Your involvement will give you pride of ownership in our progress and tie you to Grinnell forever, a fact that makes me and our citizens proud.
Dan F. Agnew