The overall mission of Eye 380 is to enhance the appearance of the Cedar Rapids-Hiawatha-Marion metropolitan area by establishing and maintaining colorful landscape plantings at Interstate Highway interchange sites. The Eye 380 Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m., Trees Forever, 80 W. 8th Ave., Marion. Meetings are open to the public.
Eye 380 has no paid staff but is fortunate to be able to rely on the following individuals as members of its working committee, overseeing site activities, liaising with city officials, applying for grants and conducting other fundraising efforts necessary to sustain the financial commitments made for each project, both past and future.
New Committee members are always welcome. If you are interested in helping Eye 380 achieve its mission, please contact us via the CONTACT page of this website.
Current Eye 380 Committee Members:
Megan DiCesare, Roadside Manager, Linn County Secondary Roads Dept.
Ellie Evans, Workforce Specialist, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Todd Fagan City Arborist, Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation
Leland Freie, Nutrition Specialist, Foundation 2 Youth Shelter
Dale Kueter, The Gazette (Ret.)
Michael Martin, Monarch Research Project
Kiley Miller, Executive Director, Trees Forever
Renee Otto, International Trade Specialist (Ret.)
Kyle Swank, Sr. Account Manager, Quality Care
Jesse Thoeming, Eye 380 President, Downtown Ex. Dir., Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Kelly Willadsen, Director, Hiawatha Parks & Recreation