Mayor Steve Brimhall
Respectful of our heritage and preparing for the future– I think this describes the City of Mount Pleasant. Located at the hub of Southeast Iowa, we are at the crossroads of two four-lane highways connecting major cities of the Midwest.
The city with its hardworking, loyal employees, dedicated council members, numerous volunteers and interested citizens, have all aspired to make Mount Pleasant unique. We have worked to preserve our heritage, from Iowa Wesleyan College, the oldest private coed college west of the Mississippi River; to the President Abraham Lincoln connection with Mount Pleasant’s Senator James Harlan; to the preservation of the boyhood home of world- renowned scientist Dr. James Van Allen. Splendid old homes and buildings are found throughout the older parts of town. The Midwest Old Threshers Theatre and Museum, the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, and The Midwest Central Railroad bring the past to life, encouraging the celebration of our rural and small town heritage during special occasions and every Labor Day Weekend.
Building on past endeavors, the city has many recent accomplishments. The city has played an integral part in providing a can-do environment for development and employment opportunities. A contemporary high-school and additions to the elementary schools, a modern hospital, expanded recreational opportunities, and efforts to maintain reasonable taxes and fees, have contributed favorably to quality of life for all citizens to enjoy.
Whether you are visiting, or looking for employment opportunities, a place to live or to establish a new business or industry, I welcome you to the City of Mount Pleasant at the Crossroads of the Midwest.