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Mason City needs to pick up pace to become Blue Zone Community


This news story was published on February 4, 2012.
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by Matt Marquardt –

MASON CITY – According to a Blue Zones Project Scoreboard, Mason City needs to pick up the pace to solidify itself as a strong Blue Zone Community candidate.

The chart shows the current level of support for the top 100 cities based on citizen signups on this website or by texting BZP to 772937 and is updated every 24 hours. It is based upon a percentage of the community’s population that has pledged support.

Mason City is on the list in about the middle of the pack, at 15.58% of the citizens that have pledged support.  St. Ansgar is currently #1 at over 62% of its citizens pledging support.  Riceville, Osage, Spencer and Algona are also high on the list.

“Citizen support is an important selection factor and we will measure that support by the percentage of residents that pledge to participate if their hometown is chosen,” a description of that chart says.

Of the over 900 communities in Iowa, ten will be chosen to receive direct support from the Blue Zones Project Team in their quest to become Blue Zones Communities.

Up to 10 finalist communities will be announced Feb. 10 and will host site visits from Feb. 27 to March 16.  Over the next five years, ten Iowa communities will be named Blue Zones demonstration sites.

To help Mason City or your North Iowa community become a Blue Zone Community, visit www.bluezonesproject.com/citizens/signup or text BZP to 772937.

 

 

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7 Responses to Mason City needs to pick up pace to become Blue Zone Community

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    Resident Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Who cares they just turn t down like the waste to energy plat ! Mason City is a JOKE!

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    TheRealFred Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Nobody cares

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    absurd Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I don’t know why anyone would support this. Sponsored and paid for by an insurance company, seriously. Do they need more reasons to overcharge for their piss poor service.

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      hhhhhmmmmm.... Reply Report comment

      February 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      So this company is GIVING away the money and support for the project and it still isnt good enough for you? Odd! Lets have some other community get it so you can then blame someone else! I would call it a ROI (Return on Investment) for those having already paid the “overcharges” of the insurance company!

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      absurd Reply Report comment

      February 5, 2012 at 12:02 am

      How is it giving away money? Lower the rates and actually pay for what they are supposed to and they shouldn’t have “extra” to “give” away. How much profit do they need? How is this actually going to help the people of Iowa? This is backwards thinking. Either you work for an insurance agency or you are pro Obama. Its thinking like this that has ruined this country.

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      hhhhhmmmmm.... Reply Report comment

      February 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks absurd but I am neither in the insurance industry or a Democrat. However, I do know how general business practices work. Educate yourself on them because your comments still make no sense!

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    Jim Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    What does blue zone stand for, and will it take more of tax payers dollars?