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Moving the Gun

The artillery gun was moved back to its place at the front of the building early on September 21, 2016. The backhoe and crane needed to move it were operated by WAVP Chairman Darrell Blasberg.

Sara Stephens Appointed as WAVP's First General Manager

Sara Stephens

We are proud to introduce Sara Stephens as the first General Manager of the soon-to-be opened Veterans Center. WAVP Chair Darrell Blasberg says, "on behalf of the WAVP Board, we are delighted to welcome Sara to our team. With her background and expertise, she will be an excellent complement as we lead our organization to its next level."

Dedication services for the new building are scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

Ms. Stephens was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She graduated from Waterloo East High School in 2000. She joined the United States Army in 2003 as an Army Reservist in a Military Police Unit. Her unit was deployed to Iraq in 2004. Upon her return, she remained in the Army Reserve until 2010.

Sara and her husband Cory live in the Waverly countryside with their two sons, Colton (9) and Wyatt (6). Cory serves the community as a police officer with the Waverly Police Force. He is also a current Army Reserve Career Counselor. Sara was previously employed with CBE Companies, Inc. of Waterloo, Iowa as a Project Coordinator. She is currently pursuing her degree in Business Administration at Upper Iowa University.