Partnering with the city with infrastructure projects to meet the needs of the 21st century is also a key area the foundation has been helping Ottumwa become more attractive.
In the area of leadership, the foundation launched the Leadership Academy to help train future leaders in the community to promote positive change. The first class graduated in September 2012. The second class is now halfway through the year.
As of September 2011, Little said the foundation has given $5.5 million back to the community, and all the investments have been good.
After listening to the presentation, Councilman Skip Stevens commended Little for the foundation’s commitment to the community. “I sit here and think, ‘Where would be without the Legacy Foundation?’”