Campustown Action Association to request funds for summer intern

Kayla Schantz

The Campustown Action Association (CAA) will be requesting $3,000 from the Ames City Council to fund a summer intern for this upcoming summer.

“With a summer staff person, we are certain we will be able to build a stronger CAA and accomplish many [objectives],” wrote CAA President John A. Haila in a letter to Mayor Ann Campbell. “This position will help CAA work toward achieving the Ames City Council’s goal to rejuvenate Campustown.”

If approved, the internship position would be awarded to Chandra Peterson, senior in political science.

Peterson’s responsibilities would include applying for grants, building an active membership base, improving communication and planning and coordinating CAA events.

“There is more than enough work to keep Ms. Peterson busy as a full-time intern from May 16 through August 19,” Haila said.

The CAA is comprised of approximately 25 organizations and individuals that work to coordinate events and cleanup within the Campustown area.

Over the past year the CAA has raised $4,600, which it plans to use to fund future community events and further promote membership.

“We are excited about the reception and participation we are seeing in CAA,” Haila said. “We look forward to continuing to develop and grow CAA to benefit the Campustown area and Ames community.”

The Ames City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.