Georgia Anne Rogers Sievers


"Georgia has a philosophy of commitment—'keep farming strong to keep the economy strong; work hard in politics to facilitate good education and health programs; and work on appropriate Boards to see that these goals are met'...and Iowa is a better place because of it!" -Becky Nash, 1988

Georgia Anne Rogers Sievers was presented the Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the State of Iowa in 1988. Her dedication and expertise in education, health and human services, transportation, and community development have notably improved the quality of life for Iowans. As an educational leader, Sievers served on the State Board of Public Instruction and Vocational Education at a time when area community colleges, state aid formula, and area education agencies were developed. With others, she helped to establish Iowa Public Television's Network, mindful of its potential for broadcasting college courses. She prompted the improvement of roads and bridges for school buses in southwest Iowa, and served on numerous committees to improve educational opportunities for women with disabilities, and others. Sievers has lobbied for progressive farm legislation, served as a hospital coordinator for health and school programs, served on the Board of directors of the Iowa West Racing Association, and emphasized equity for women in her activity with the Democratic Party and many other organizations. She has also shared in a family farm operation and parented five children. She was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1989.  

UPDATE: Sievers was appointed to Senator Tom Harkin's Academy Screening Committee in 1991. She has served on the Iowa West Racing Association Board of Directors, working on the Grant Committee to increase monies for tuition grant programs, the Area Junior High Leadership Academy, and better fire and emergency equipment and facilities. She continues work towards restoration of the Avoca Courthouse, which received National 1st Award for Historical Preservation by the National Federated Garden Club, and is a Trustee for the Avoca Courthouse Preservation Endowment Fund. Sievers also serves on the Iowa West Foundation Board, County Board of Compensation, as Community Director for the Outreach Program of Jennie Edmundson Hospital, and as cochair of Pottawattamie County Democratic Party. Sievers was appointed to the Avoca Civic Development and Ecology Committee. In 1998, she received the Avoca, Iowa Outstanding Citizen Award and State of Iowa Federated Garden Club’s “Garden Angel Award” in 1999.