Upcoming Events

4:00 pm West Liberty Downtown Farmers Ma...
West Liberty Downtown Farmers Ma...
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The West Liberty Downtown Farmers Market will kick off on Wednesday, May 3 and fresh produce will be sold every Wednesday through October from 4 pm to 7 pm. It will be located by Jan’s Flower Yard and the old fire department building. For more information or to sign-up as a vendor contact Manager Jennifer DeFosse at 563-571-4092[...]
8:00 am FFA/High School Plant Sale
FFA/High School Plant Sale
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
FFA and corresponding horticulture classes hold their annual Plant Sale on May4-5 from 8 am to 7 pm in the green house, located behind the High School. All flowers and vegetables are grown by the students. They go fast, so get there early!
6:00 pm Bingo!
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Sons of the American Legion hosts Bingo the First and third Thursday of every month, starting April 6 at 6 pm to 8 pm at the West Liberty Community Center. Doors open at 5 pm, with game starting at 6 pm. Dabbers will be available to purchase or bring your own. Food will be available to purchase.
8:00 am FFA/High School Plant Sale
FFA/High School Plant Sale
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
FFA and corresponding horticulture classes hold their annual Plant Sale on May4-5 from 8 am to 7 pm in the green house, located behind the High School. All flowers and vegetables are grown by the students. They go fast, so get there early!
all-day Pearl City Picnic – 4th Annual ...
Pearl City Picnic – 4th Annual ...
May 6 all-day
Takes place Saturday, May 6 at 200 Block of E. 3rd St. ~ Muscatine, Iowa (In front of Muscatine City Hall.) People’s Choice sampling starts at 11:45 a.m. Competitors Wanted! Visit www.muscatineseniorresources.com/picnic.  A Great Lunch for a Great Cause!: – $10 buys you a People’s Choice ticket. That ticket allows you to sample from all contestants and vote[...]

Our Mission

The West Liberty Chamber of Commerce is an action oriented association of businesses and individuals working together to meet the needs of its membership, the community of West Liberty and surrounding area. The Chamber works exclusively to improve the business climate and the quality of life in the community by taking a leadership role in the areas of commercial growth and development, community marketing and improvement, and governmental affairs.

Job Postings

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Posted Thursday January 19, 2017

Executive Director

Location: West Liberty, IA

This position will actively develop, recruit and promote Economic Development in West Liberty. The Executive Director with the support of the board, manages the day to day operation of the WeLead organization (West Liberty Economic Area Development); formulates and carries out the short-term objectives to advance the board’s long-range plan; establishes operating procedures in compliance with local, state and federal laws, and policies set by the board. 

WeLead is a drug-free workplace and committed to diversity and inclusion. The essential functions listed below are representative of duties performed by this job title. Duties generally include but are not limited to the following:


  • This position will work closely to coordinate with all area group organizations and governmental bodies to help accomplish the shared vision to improve the community prosperity, standard of living and quality of life through planning and development.
  • This position is responsible for program and budget management, volunteer management, and all program marketing and social media initiatives.
  • The executive director is responsible for industrial recruitment, business retention and expansion, and the promotion of all commercial development.
  • The person will serve on local, regional and statewide organizations in support of Economic and Community Development.


  • Board of Directors: Participates in all Board and committee meetings. Responsible for maintaining a strong working relationship with the Board and prepares reports for Board meetings.
  • Policy Formation and Implementation: Supervise the implementation of all Board policies. Provide Board with adequate information to help it reach sound decisions that abide with Board policies.
  • Legal and Ethical: Avoid conflicts of interest. Serve the community as whole rather than specific community groups/organizations. Maintain independence and objectivity.
  • Fiduciary: Need to comply with the three legal fiduciary duties related to their work: the Duty of Care, the Duty of Loyalty, and the Duty of Obedience.
  • Staff and Administration: Supervise the selection, hiring, development and evaluation of staff members.
  • Budget: Prepare & present an annual budget and submit it to the board for approval. Provide adequate monthly information to the board about the financial status of the organization.
  • Public Relations: Represent the organization in all dealings with other organizations, individuals and the community. Promote a positive image of the organization in the community.
  • Strategic Planning: Work with the board on Welead’s long-range plan. Develop short- range (one-year) objectives to meet the goals of the long-range plan. Report monthly to the board on progress toward organizational objectives and other issues of concern to the board.


  • Economic Development experience is preferred.
  • Grant Procurement experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated Public Relations experience is required.
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills are required.
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communications skills are required.
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Goal Setting skills are preferred.
  • Experience managing volunteers and employees is required.
  • Marketing and Social Media is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, 4 years of relevant professional experience is required.
  • Must be able to complete a background check and substance abuse testing.

Provisions listed in this Job Description may be changed or modified by WeLead without prior notice at any time, at the organizations sole discretion.

Please submit resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to apply for this position. Applications should be mailed or emailed by February 15, 2017.

WeLead Board of Directors
Sandee Buysse-Baker, Board President
119 E 3rd St
West Liberty, IA 52776