Mayor

Mayor’s Welcome

On behalf of the citizens of Creston, I am pleased to welcome RAGBRAI back to Creston and to Union County, Iowa.  Nineteen years is way too long between visits.

Creston began as a railroad town, built on the summit of the southern Iowa’s high prairie, where the B & M survey crews pitched camp one night in 1868.  This “Crest” was the high point between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The community that quickly grew on this crest was aptly names Creston.

The Restored Depot in Uptown Creston, takes you back to days gone by.  The community, of almost 8000 people, and growing, has moved far beyond an agricultural and railroad town.  Today Creston serves the regional center for business, education, medicine, industry and recreation for a large portion of south central and southwest Iowa.  We are the largest community in SW Iowa behind only Des Moines and Council Bluffs.  Creston is the county seat of Union County.

It is my hope that you will find Creston a great stop on your RAGBRAI journey.

Again, I welcome you to our great community. The citizens of Creston are proud of their community and look forward to sharing it with you.

~ Gary Lybarger, Creston Mayor


 

Creston RAGBRAI Sponsors

 

Greater Regional Medical Centerwww.greaterregional.org

Alliant Energywww.alliantenergy.com

First National Bankwww.fnbcreston.com

Iowa State Savings Bankwww.issbbank.com

Garden & Associateswww.gardenassociates.net

Pokorny BP & Automotive Service

Precision Optical Groupwww.precisionopticalgroup.com

Stalker Chevrolet Inc. - www.stalkergm.com

Creston Publishing Companywww.crestonnews.com

Tyler Insurance Services, Inc.www.tyleriowa.com

Creston Automotive - www.crestonautomotive.com

Access Systemswww.accesssystems.com

AgriVision Equipment Group, LLC – www.agrivisionequipmentgroup.com

Calhoun-Burns and Associates, Inc.www.calhounburns.com

Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc. - www.cgaconsultants.com

Crop Production Services - www.cpsagu.com

Dr. Ralston – Greater Regional Medical Centerwww.greaterregional.org

Farmers Cooperative Companywww.farmerscoopco.com

Great Western Bank - www.greatwesternbank.com

Maple Street Memories and Trophy Shop - www.maplestreetmemories.com

Oetken Office Machines - www.officemachinesco.com

PCSB Bankwww.wearepcsb.com

Veenstra & Kimm Inc.www.v-k.net

Wilbur-Ellis Corporate - www.wilburellis.com

 

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2016 Ragbrai mission statement.

“Creston will treat our visitors as guests and provide them with a memorable experience.”