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David Barajas Jr of Marshalltown a Friend of Education

David Barajas Jr, CEO of the Marshalltown Regional Partnership, has been named a Friend of the AEA by Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Barajas received the award during a presentation at the AEA Boards of Directors’ Conference on March 30. This is the first year for the awards and it is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the AEA system.
The Friend of the AEA acknowledges contributions by policymakers, citizens, board members, school district partners, businesses, and organizations who have been great partners and demonstrate strong support for furthering the mission of Iowa’s AEAs. Nominations were open to all policymakers, citizens, board
David.Tammy BarajasAs a business leader in the community, he is always looking for support the students and members of the Marshalltown community. Barajas has been instrumental in bringing Project Lead the Way Biomedical and Engineering programs to a reality at Marshalltown High School. Barajas has also been involved in raising funds to complete renovation projects at the school.
Mr. Barajas was nominated by Debra Holsapple from Marshalltown High School “David is always looking at ways to support the students and members of our community. He serves on multiple committees. He strives for excellence in all that he does and holds others to the same high expectation.” Holsapple said on her nomination letter. “He is always looking for innovative ways to have Marshalltown shine” she added.
“It is our pleasure to select David Barajas as a Friend of the AEA,” said Brent Siegrist, Executive Director of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. “ He has been a great supporter of the Marshalltown Community School District, and actively participates in the work of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies.”
“I am very humbled and honored to receive this award as the “Friend of the AEA”. And I thank my wife Tammy and our Marshalltown Regional Partnership Board for their support in working on these important endeavors.” Mr. Barajas said. “Education has always been a passion of mine and is the number one strategic objective of the Marshalltown Regional Partnership. It’s very important that we keep education at the top of the food chain; as education is the number one driver of positive community growth and economic development

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