Gazette Editorial Mission Statement

Our mission: To guide the community’s deliberation of public issues, motivating people to get involved in the process and advocating for solutions.



Our editorial focus for 2016: Working together to make our

communities great places to live


What makes a place great?

How can we make our communities better, more prosperous places?

How can we build on our unique strengths and local identity?

How can we make sure the places we call home are welcoming and inclusive? How can we work together to make our communities the best possible places to live?

The Gazette Editorial Board has been talking a lot about these questions in recent months. We are committed to exploring them deeply this year in Insight — in these pages, on our website, through events and outreach — and we’re asking for your help.  Learn more.



Members of the editorial board:

Jim Burke, Iowa SourceMedia Group president

Vicki Decker, letters editor

Todd Dorman, columnist

Jennifer Hemmingsen, opinion editor

Zack Kucharski, Gazette executive editor

Quinn Pettifer, community outreach and engagement manager

Lynda Waddington, columnist

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