Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2018 Paint Iowa Beautiful program.  The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. This year, and 2019, Diamond Vogel agreed to expand the paint allocation to include Iowa’s 70 state parks.  2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of Iowa’s state park system.

“Governor Reynolds has signed a proclamation designating April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month and we are pleased to do our part by awarding paint to 110 community projects in Iowa,” said Doug Vogel, Vice-President, Trade Marketing, of the Iowa based company.  “The partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel Paint to assist and work with the many local volunteers that help build communities, making Iowa the number one state in the nation to live.”

Gerald Schnepf, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful added, “The Paint Iowa Beautiful program helps us increase our assistance to neighborhoods, communities, historic projects and other public service organizations in improving the attractiveness and beauty of our home areas.  These projects definitely improve the beauty of Iowa, its countryside, and its communities.”

In the 15 year partnership with KIB, Diamond Vogel has awarded over 9,648 gallons of paint for 786 community projects in Iowa.

About Diamond Vogel Paint

Diamond Vogel is an Iowa based, family-owned company started in 1926 by Andrew Vogel.  It serves 13 states with seven manufacturing facilities and over 65 service center outlets providing Architectural Finishes, Industrial and Original Equipment Finishes and Home Decorating Products.

2018 PAINT AWARDS

City or County Organization Areas to be painted Contact
Albion Albion Betterment Committee City Park and ball diamond Karen Betts
Algona City of Algona State Street alley Curt Wiseman
Allerton International Center For Rural Culture Historic homes & church Bill Byrns
Audubon Audubon County Economic Dev. Store fronts Sara Slater
Bedford Bedford Area Chamber Exteriors of Bedford businesses Sandy Schubert
Bedford Lake of Three Fires State Park Picnic tables throughout the State Park Cindy Sleep
Belmond Belmond Community Apartments Apartment exteriors Johnathan German
Bloomfield Davis County Agricultural Society Picnic tables & restroom building Lexis Frymoyer
Boone Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad Main Depot Exterior Travis Stevenson
Burlington Art Center of Burlington Storefront façade Tammy McCoy
Cedar Falls Hartman Reserve Nature Center Select schools Cedar Falls Hannah Lister
Cedar Rapids City of Cedar Rapids Downtown Alley & drain murals Cara  Matteson
Cherokee Cherokee County Fair Association Family Craft &4-H Buildings Peggy Corrington
Cherokee Hanover Historical Society Barn and grainery Arlin Hinkeldey
Clarion Clarion Pride Committee Homes/paint and clean up Ted Brigger
Clarion Heartland Museum Gift Shop and Schoolhouse Melanie Maasdam
Clayton County Clayton County Conservation Board Osborne Nature Center Molly Scherf
Clinton Lyons Neighborhood Mural Old Lyons Post Office building. Matthew Parbs
Colfax Colfax Park and Recreation Auxiliary Quarry Springs Park Block Building Douglas Garrett
Columbus City City park-htp Park buildings Cory Kahl
Conrad City of Conrad Park Shelter House Lori Stansberry
Corydon Wayne  County Fair Arena beachers/fence Pat Perkins
Davenport Sacred Heart Clothing Center Minnie’s Maison Roxanne M Miner
Delhi City of Delhi Park Restroom and Well House #1 Lori Tucker
Denison Women in Business Organization Park playground/tables Rachel Desy
Des Moines Blank Park Zoo Train Station/rental rooms Amara Huffine
Des Moines Des Moines Social Club 2nd floor corridors Heather Matson
Des Moines Capitol Neighborhoods Hometown  Pride Neighborhood homes Beth Hicks
Dubuque Dubuque Main Street 1800-1900 Central Ave.|18th Street Michaela Freiburger
Dubuque Friends of the Mines of Spain Picnic Tables/Bluff Staircase Jennifer Tigges
Forest City Winnebago Historical Society School belfrey/Rail Road Work Shed Jim Oulman
Forest City Winnebago Historical Society Blacksmith Shop/General Store Jim Oulman
Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Oleson Park barn and winter building Lori Branderhorst
Fort Dodge Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Fort Dodge Fire Station Jon Shields
Fredonia Fredonia Hometown Pride City Hall , Big park, small park Penny Morgan
Fremont City of Fremont Street Poles Yvonne Gabby Evans
Garner Visioning Committee, City of Garner Retail Building Renae Quandt
Grand Junction City of Grand Junction Concrete Building Barbara Hunter, Clerk
Grandview City of Grandview City Park Dena Rinnert
Greenfield Adair County Historical Museum Penn Avenue Church Jane Sullivan
Grinnell Village Decorating Studio Exterior wall Ryan McGuire
Griswold Cocklin Fish Farm Two Shelter Houses Laura Hansen
Hamburg Hamburg Hometown Pride Park Shelter John/Hallie Ferguson
Hamiton County Hamilton County Conservation Board Camping Cabins Bailey Morton
Hampton Franklin County Fair Buildings in Pleasant Hill Village Carole Robertson
Havelock Havelock Hometown Pride Committee AmVets Building in Havelock Amanda Tripp
Hawarden Big Sioux River Valley Historical Soc. Stagecoach Jan Cain
Hopkinton City of Hopkinton Library &Park Buildings Sarah Helle
Ida County Ida County Historical Society 1856 Stage Coach Inn Dale Wellendorf
Ida Grove Ida Grove Community Foundation, LLC lobby, restrooms, hallway, theatre walls Beth Wolterman
Jefferson Jefferson Park and Recreation Park Shelter & Concession Stand Vicky Lautner
Kellerton Kellerton Restoration Committee Museum & Community Center Sharon R. Becker
Kellogg Kellogg Hometown Pride Community Center Kim Hammer
Keota City of Keota Buildings on Broadway Tomisha Hammes
Kirkville City of Kirkville Park Shelter House/tables Annissa Helm-Loyd
Knoxville Knoxville Parks and Recreation Young’s Park and Auld Park Brandon Nemmers
Lake Mills Community Preschool/Daycare Daycare Center Ashley Brackey
Laurens Hometown Pride Laurens City Sign Hilary Reed
Le Mars Le Mars Convention Center Convention Center Gregory Gengler
Le Mars Le Mars YMCA Le Mars Angela Loutsch
Le Mars Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Le Mars Mary Reynolds
Lisbon City of Lisbon Waste Water Treatment Plant Christina Eicher
Lohrville City of Lohrville Park buildings/playground equipment Kris Kavanaugh
Lost Nation Lost Nation Hometown Pride Park and homes Janet S Burke
Louisa County Louisa County Rural Hometown Pride Toolesboro Museum Katie Hammond
Lynnville Hometown Pride Committee Playground equipment Linda Russell
Lytton Lytton Hometown Pride Park shelter/tables/equipment Darsi Huddleson
Manning Manning Hausbarn-Heritage Park Century-old Trinity Church Marsha Clausen
Maquoketa Camp Shalom 8 camp cabins Tom Bley
Maquoketa City of Maquoketa 5 Park buildings Gerald C. Smith
Marquette City of Marquette Depot Museum Bonnie Basemann
Marshalltown Marshalltown Neighborhood Revitalization Two home porches/fences Joyce R. Brown
Menlo City of Menlo City Hall exterior Gwen Blass
Mingo Hometown Pride Mural Sheri Phelps
Monona City of Monona Fire Hydrants Sophie Landt
Montezuma Montezuma Community Development Park Shelter/Concession Stand/Shed Whitney Baethke
Montrose Montrose Riverfront, Inc. Landing & Shed exterior Gregory Ruth
Moravia Moravia Community Betterment Several homes Sam Kirby
Moravia Moravia Area Historical Society Country School Marcia Benjamin
Moville Woodbury County Fair Numerous bleachers Randy Hayworth
New Albin City of New Albin Museum and Old Fire Station Debra Stantic, City Clerk
Newton Parks and City Grounds Park restrooms Nick Cummins
North Liberty City of North Liberty North Liberty Tracey Mulcahey
Oelwein City of Oelwein Park Concession Building Joshua Johnson MA
Palmer Palmer Hometown Pride Committee Community Center Jackie Conklin
Percival Percival Hometown Pride Barn quilts Angie Sheldon
Prairie City City of Prairie City Community Building Christy Lindsay
Remsen City of Remsen Pool guard house/concession stand Rachel Keffeler
Riceville Riceville Community Foundation Farmers Market shed Janet S. Dahlke
Rockford Grow Rockford Together City street trail “sharrows” Heidi Reams
Sac City Sac City Hometown Pride Park playgrounds Jamie Lawrence
Sac City Sac Community Center Community Center interiors Danielle Rieger
Sac City Barn Quilts of Sac County Barn quilts Sue & Harold Peyton
Schaller Schaller Park Board City Park Shelterhouse Ann Onnen, City Clerk
Scotch Grove Jones County Historical Society Train depot in Pioneer Village. Sharon Hanken
Shimek State Forest Shimek State Forest Equestrian Trails Picnic tables/campgrounds Lora P Conrad
Sidney Fremont County Historical Society Museum’s County Schoolhouse Sandra Bengtson
Stanton Stanton Historical Society Country schoolhouse/shed Carroll E Peterson
State Center Gutekunst Public Library Historic library building Mara Edler
Swea City North Kossuth Community School School Storage Shed/Concession Stand Chris Stevens
Tabor Tabor Hometown Pride Hydrants Susan Shepherd
Tipton Cedar County Fair Assosication Hog Building|Floral Building Duston Anderson
Villisca Community Betterment Association Entrance signs/gazebo/playground Sandy Wainwright Rossander
Vinton Benton Co. Historical Society Mural Rosemary Schwartz
Waverly Waverly Leisure Services Cemetery Shop buildings Tab Ray
Webster City Wilson Brewer Historical Committee Illinois Central Railroad Depot/Museum Kent Harfst
Webster City Hamilton County Conservation Board Golf course sheds Russ Appel
Winterset George Stout Fellowship for Art Elevator & storage tanks Kevin Lair
Woodbine Woodbine Main Street Historic Woodbine Train Depot Deb Sprecker
Worthington City of Worthington Main Street/park buildings Lauren Manternach