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NL Mayor Terry Donahue inducted into Iowa League of Cities Hall of Fame

NORTH LIBERTY– In recognition of extraordinary public service to local government and the Iowa League of Cities, Mayor Terry Donahue was inducted into the league’s Hall of Fame.
Mayor Donahue joins 47 previous inductees.
Donahue’s public service includes serving as a city council member and then mayor of Creston; several terms, including president, on the Iowa League of Cities board of directors; the first executive director of the Union County Development Association; and commissioner, city council member and mayor of North Liberty during the city’s population growth from about 5,000 to nearly 20,000.
Through more than four decades of service, Mayor Donahue helped communities navigate the fallout from the farm crisis and exponential growth, and oversaw improvements in transparency and budgeting. He’s focused on economic development and strategic planning, and the need for significant investments in water, waste water and public safety infrastructure; build community spaces such as libraries, trails, ponds, and parks, as well as social service support mechanisms.
Mayor Terry Donahue was born in New Albany, Ind., across the river from Louisville. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana Central College in 1968, and master’s from Indiana University in 1970. Mayor Donahue’s family includes Robbie, his wife of five decades, and children Jason and Heather.