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    Gov. Reynolds ordered flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of Iowa’s first African-American female mayor LaMetta Wynn

    Kim Reynoldshttps://governor.iowa.gov/about-the-governor
    As Iowa’s 43rd Governor, Kim Reynolds is determined to make sure that Iowa’s success is every Iowan’s success. Whether it’s preparing Iowans for cutting-edge careers, fighting for education, improving healthcare and mental health access, or empowering our rural communities, Kim’s priorities are making a difference in all four corners of the state. Her vision keeps Iowans at the center of all decisions, especially in the area of fiscal responsibility. Kim knows that when Iowa taxpayers are able to keep more of their money, great things happen. She also believes in redemption. Kim’s justice reform initiatives carefully balance second chances with victim rights. As Governor, Kim’s strong voice for international trade, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing is opening new markets and maintaining relationships with leaders in China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Brazil and Argentina, to name just a few. Although she’s traveled the world telling Iowa’s story, Kim is still a small-town girl at heart with common-sense values. These principles are reflected in the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative and Future Ready Iowa. At age 57, Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Then, nearly two years later, on Nov. 4, 2018, she was elected by Iowans to become their first woman Governor. Family means everything to Kim and her husband, Kevin. They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) who are happily married, and Kim and Kevin love spending time with their 10 very active grandchildren.

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    This content provided by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds as a press release.

    DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday July 3rd, 2021 in honor and remembrance of LaMetta Wynn who served as the mayor of Clinton and became Iowa’s first African-American woman mayor when she was elected in 1995. She died on June 24, 2021 at the age of 87.  

    “Serving as a mayor, school board member, and a role model for the community, LaMetta Wynn’s life was dedicated to helping others,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Her list of accomplishments along with the historical significance of being the first African-American female mayor in Iowa’s history blazed a trail for others to follow. Her legacy will serve as a powerful reminder to the greatness of Iowans and the values and ideals embedded so deeply in America’s DNA: character, determination, and hard work are what count.” 

    Wynn served as mayor for three terms and was respected for her leadership. Before running for city office, Wynn was a member of the Clinton Community School Board. The former mayor also served in leadership positions at the state level. 

    Visitation will be held at Church of the Open Door in Clinton on Friday, July 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday July 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow the second visitation with burial in Springdale Cemetery.  

    Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time. 


    This content provided by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds as a press release.

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