DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds recently completed this year's 99 County Tour, taking the opportunity to visit and connect directly with Iowans in all corners of Iowa.
Governor Reynolds completed this year’s tour despite pausing her travels throughout March, April, May and for most of June. During that time, Governor Reynolds and much of her team worked out of the State Emergency Operation Center in response to the COVID19 Pandemic.
The annual tour is an opportunity for the governor to hear directly from Iowa families, farmers, small business owners, employees, community stakeholders, and members of the media in all corners of the state. Many of this year’s stops focused on various aspects of the state’s COVID19 response, conversations with small business owners affected by the pandemic as well as meeting with communities impacted by this year’s derecho. It continues to be a valuable perspective as we put together our agenda for the coming year.
This is Gov. Reynolds’ fourth 99 county tour as governor and eleventh since taking office in 2011 as Iowa’s lieutenant governor. Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg travel to all 99 counties every year while in office.