YP Monthly Luncheon
Kelley Hutton Deutmeyer has been the Executive Director of East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) since December of 2001. ECIA is a Council of Governments and provides technical assistance in the areas of economic development; housing; employment and training; transportation and land use planning; community development; and transit to over 71 municipalities in a five county region of Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Cedar and Clinton counties in rural Iowa.
ECIA exists because of a need for local governments facing similar problems to cooperate in finding solutions and to share resources through ECIA. The mission of ECIA is to work with member governments, their citizens and others to empower communities and enhance the quality of life throughout the region.
Kelley’s career began with ECIA while still in college as an intern in 1983. As Executive Director, Kelley develops and directs the programs, services and administrative affairs of ECIA; carries out organizational and policy matters; oversees all agency wide programs, services and staff; and maintains liaison with member agencies as well as national, state, and other local agencies and officials. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Kelley was the Assistant Director for Housing at ECIA.
Kelley’s other professional experience includes holding the position of Director of Grant Proposals at Clarke College in Dubuque and while residing in Wisconsin for several years, she was the Director of Housing and Community Development for a Community Action agency.
Kelley is a graduate of Clarke College in Dubuque with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. Kelley is married to Darrell Deutmeyer and together they have five children and five grandchildren. Kelley’s hobbies include Pilates, walking her dogs, animal and wildlife photography, and traveling. Kelley is a member of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, Medical Associates Health Plans Board of Directors, Iowa Council of Governments Board of Directors, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and the American Association of Grant Professionals.