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

  • Norm Tyche ~ Cantril - President
  • Mark Meek ~ VBC Supervisor - Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Barbara Anderson ~ Birmingham - Treasurer
  • Lois Thompson ~ Bentonsport
  • Rhea Huddleston ~ Bonaparte
  • Diana Hootman ~ Douds
  • Shirley Robertson ~ Farmington
  • Marie Settles ~ Keosauqua 
  • Madge Clark ~ Stockport 
  • Katie Nichols ~ Van Buren Foundation

Staff Members


Friend of the Villages Membership

Do you love Van Buren County and want to help support our efforts to improve it? Become a "friend" of the Villages of Van Buren! 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 visiting 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!