About Us - Villages of Van Buren

Our Mission Statement

Villages of Van Buren, Inc., is a volunteer membership organization established to coordinate and promote activities directed toward improving the economic conditions of all areas of Van Buren County, Iowa.  Assistance is provided to individuals, businesses and community organizations in their pursuit of local development efforts.  In addition, Villages of Van Buren, Inc., will directly undertake efforts to facilitate community cooperation and initiatives in tourism development, community development and business development and retention.  The ultimate goal of Villages of Van Buren, Inc., is to maintain and enhance the quality of life of all Van Buren County residents.  

Volunteer Board Members

  • Barbara Anderson ~ Birmingham - Treasurer
  • Kathy Bartholomew ~ Member At Large
  • Elizabeth Collins ~ Farmington
  • Dorothy Gilbert ~ Stockport - Vice President
  • Diana Hootman ~ Douds
  • Caleb Huddleston ~ Bonaparte
  • Sandy McLain ~ Van Buren Foundation - Secretary 
  • Jim McLeland ~ Bentonsport  - President
  • Mark Meek ~ VBC Supervisor
  • Billy "Butch" Smith ~ Cantril
  • Rufus Musser III ~ Milton
  • Marie Settles ~ Keosauqua 

Staff Members

Villages of Van Buren Membership Opportunities

Business Membership

We love seeing ALL businesses in the county flourish! We invite all businesses to become members of the Villages of Van Buren!  Joining is easy!  Simply download this form, complete it, and return it along with your payment to our office - Villages of Van Buren, P.O. Box 9, 809 1st St., Keosauqua, IA  52565. 

Friend of the Villages Membership

Do you love Van Buren County and want to help support our efforts of making it even better? Become a "friend" of the Villages of Van Buren!  With your donation of $30 you get an awesome free gift and our gratitude!  You can download a "friend" membership here.

Volunteering for the Villages

Do you LOVE the Villages?  Are you looking for a fun way to spend your spare time and enjoy visting with people?  Join our crew by volunteering for the Villages of Van Buren!  We are often needing volunteers to help staff our special events and to greet visitors at the Welcome Center.  If you are interested in volunteering for us, please fill out this form and we will be in contact with you!