Become a Member of the HCVC


Join Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition* and help create a place for all to live, grow, and thrive. Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition’s mission is to form partnerships that build community coalitions and capacity that will enhance the health of the Cedar Valley through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Created in January 2010, the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition is an all-volunteer group involved with several successful projects from providing free environmental health documentaries, to offering educational classes to community gardeners, and to providing educational children’s activities every Saturday from May through October at the downtown Waterloo Farmer’s Market.  HCVC’s three theme groups determine where the needs are and how to address them.  The three groups work in the following theme areas:

Maximize Fresh Produce Availability This group works with community gardeners and others to maximize fresh produce availability by:

  • Offering educational classes to community gardeners
  • Letting gardening groups know they can donate excess produce to people in need
  • Planting and tending a garden plot where produce is donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank
  • Assisting with the children's booth at the Waterloo Farmers' Market.

Maximize Health and Well Being: This group promotes health and wellbeing through fun and engaging educational experiences and opportunities by reaching out to diverse populations and removing the barriers to prevention, outreach, and education.

Sustainability Enhances Human Health by Protecting Iowa’s Air, Water and Land: This group works to educate the public on how our local environment impacts human health through:

  • Air quality
  • Energy
  • Water quality and conservation
  • Land usage
  • Solid waste issues
You, too, can be a part of this organization and we always welcome new members. Any organization, business or individual in sympathy with the vision and mission of Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition is welcome to join. Complete an application and come to our bimonthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at the YWCA, 425 Lafayette Street, Waterloo or contact the following theme group leaders:

Maximize Fresh Produce Availability: Sheri Huber-Otting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Maximize Health and Well Being:
Sustainability: Tammy Turner This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Summer Children’s Booth:  Christine Carpenter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Membership dues

  • Individual Membership: $5.00 (need-based scholarships available)
  • Organization or business membership: $20.00. Any business or organization making a donation of $100 in goods becomes a member for one (1) year.

Click here to download a membership form. Please make checks payable to Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition.