Downtown Difference Makers - Scott and Bonnie Romine
Iowa natives, Scott and Bonnie Romine, met as students before graduating from the English Valleys Community School District. They both attended and graduated from the University of Iowa, and later became secondary English teachers in southeast Iowa.
After retirement, they wanted to remain active by giving back to North English, their hometown community. They currently live on the edge of town and enjoy lots of gardening. As they say, it’s the best of both worlds – we get the country feel with city amenities.
Scott and Bonnie enjoy being a team of two that work with other teams to affect change in their community. They are involved with organizations such as P.I.N.E. (Pride in North English), the EV Veterans Memorial, the EV History Center and others that take part in community betterment projects.
Their dedication to bettering their community is evident in the many projects they have been a part of including city-wide cleanup day, planting flower beds on Main Street, participating in fundraising efforts for the construction of English Valleys Veterans Memorial and the list goes on. The Romine’s are excited to help whenever and however they can.
Scott and Bonnie will tell you that downtown North English has a bright future ahead. They can see the Main Street business sector showing real improvement with new shops opening and renovations occurring. The city library, the county genealogy center, a day care, community center, grocery store and others reflect the interest in maintaining a vital downtown. They will tell you there is much work ahead, but interest is growing, and the next generation is committed to making a difference.<<-- Back to Downtown Resource Volume 2 - 2022