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Betterment Board Members

2017 Betterment Board 



Tiffany Green, President 

Smart Moves, Iowa Realty

Nick Gorden , Vice President

Gorden’s Tree Service – Gorden’s Greenhouse & Garden Center

Lois Smith, Treasurer 
United Bank of Iowa

Eric Peterson, Secretary

Lake City Food Center

Cindy Carstens
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

Susan Peterson 
Lake City Food Center

Amber Holm 
Greener By the Yard

Gary Bellinghausen 
Carroll Police Officer, City of Lake City Representative

Mackenzie Gorden 

Trevor Schwartz

Lake City Vet Clinic


Board Member Bios

Tiffany Green, Board President, has been a member of the Lake City Betterment Board since November 2012.  Tiffany serves because she "enjoys being a part of a group that works so hard to put togehter such awesome events in our community."  She is the Reading Recovery teacher at South Central Calhoun Elementary School as well as a Real Estate agent for Smart Moves Iow Realty.  Tiffany is married to Chris and they have two daughters Claire and Adalyn.  Tiffany and her husband Chris are both Lake City natives. 

Lois Smith, Board Treasurer, has been the treasurer of the LC Betterment for more than 15 years.  "The reason I got involved with the LCBA was to hep out doing the finances.  Then I became more involved with planning and helping with activities of the LCBA to make Lake City a great place to live."  Lois works for United Bank of Iowa in Lake City.  She lives with her husband John.  They have 3 children and four grandchildren.  Lois is a member of St. Mary's Parish and serves as trustee, finance Committee, Lector, and Eucharistic Minister.  Lois shows her love for Lake City by serving as finance Chairman of the Lake City Capri Theater, treasurer of Village Square Theater, City Treasurer, a member of the SMCH Auxiliary, Lake City Alumni Association Volunteer and member of Federated Art Club.  Lois also loves to read books on her Kindle Fire!

Nick Gorden, has been a board member since 2010.  Nick serves on the board because "I like to help out with all of the events that the Betterment puts on and I love helping the community grow and flourish."  Nick is the proud owner of Gorden's Tree Service and Gorden's Greenhouse.  Nick is engaged to marry Carrie Becker on July 12, 2014.  Nick has two beautiful little girls Makelsie and Tristin.  Nick is a 2002 Graduate of Southern Cal here in Lake City and attend Lake City Union Church.  Nick is very interested in growing our community through community involvement and all of our festivals and cookouts.  He loves how we support each other here in Lake City.  Nick has also been the youth group leader at the Union Church for the last four years. 

Amber Holm, "I serve on the Lake City Betterment Board to be a positive change in our community, by being on the Betterment Board I am able to have an active role in helping our community evolve and develop." Amber is a 2010 graduate of Buena Vista University where she obtained her Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Human Services. She works in Carroll as a Care Coordinator for Elderbridge Agency on Aging. Amber also helps her husband Tyler Holm with Greener by The Yard. Amber moved from Scranton, IA 2 years ago to be with Tyler. Amber enjoys spending time with family, friends and being active in her community.