Liesl Seabert is a Florida native who moved to Iowa in 2016. She is a licensed attorney and has a background in community development, consensus building, and land use law. Currently Liesl works as the Rural Community Revitalization Program Manager within the new Rural Revitalization Office in the Iowa Economic Development Authority. In this role, Liesl is responsible for managing the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative, focused on developing policy recommendations addressing rural Iowa concerns through three task forces. Liesl serves as an ex-officio executive member of the Iowa Rural Development Council, is a member of the Florida Bar and Georgia Bar, holds a BA from the College of William and Mary, JD from Florida State Law School, and MSP from Florida State University College of Urban and Regional Planning.

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