Announcing 2016 IRPE

DECEMBER 15, 2016

The Iowa Quality Center Announces the 2016 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Award Recipients

Organizations Honored for Leadership and Management Practices

Marion, Iowa – The Iowa Quality Center (IQC), administrator of the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence, has announced the 2016 Gold, Silver and Tier 3 Leadership honorees of Iowa’s Baldrige-based state awards.

Each year the Iowa Quality Center and the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence board of directors distinguish role model organizations in education, manufacturing, nonprofit, healthcare and business.

Gary Nesteby, Executive Director of the Iowa Quality Center, said the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE) honors organizations that complete a rigorous organizational assessment leading to sustainability and maintaining a future focus on performance excellence.  “The Baldrige framework, used in 39 state programs, is globally recognized as the most rigorous framework in the world,” said Nesteby. “We’re very proud to honor these worthy award recipients.”

The 2016 honorees are:

2016 Award Recipients

Gold Award Recipient:

Bridgestone Americas Agricultural Division
Des Moines, Iowa

Silver Award Recipients:

Urbandale Community School District
Urbandale, Iowa

Iowa Donor Network
North Liberty and Altoona, Iowa

Honored as Tier 3 Leadership Applicant

West Des Moines, Iowa

About the Iowa Quality Center

The Iowa Quality Center (IQC), an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the administrator of the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (Baldrige-based state award program), with a mission of providing leadership for performance excellence by connecting individuals, organizations and communities throughout Iowa. Please visit

All applicants and award recipients will be honored at the IRPE Conference & Celebration at Prairie Meadows Conference Center, March 30, 2017  Altoona, Iowa

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