At a special City Council meeting last Thursday, April 26, Mayor Brett Barker read a proclamation for the observance of Economic Development Week. Nevada Economic Development Council has recently entered into a contractual agreement with the Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC), so in part the proclamation acknowledged that partnership and said the two entities are “committed to providing quality resources that boost economic growth and enhance quality of life throughout Nevada and Story County.” On hand for the photo were Charlie Good, member of the NEDC; Steve McGill, member of the NEDC; Mayor Barker; John Hall, Nevada’s new executive director of the NECD; Dan Culhane, president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Commission and Matt Mardesen, Nevada city administrator. Economic Development Week will be observed May 7 through 12. Photo by Marlys Barker