Multi-Purpose Community Room Reno Wrapping Up

Renovations on the multi-purpose community room and city clerk’s office in the former gymnasium are wrapping up. This week flooring is being installed in the community room, cabinets are being installed in the kitchenette and the sprinkler system is being finished. The community room will be used for library programming for adults and youth, community meetings and gatherings (city council meetings, family gatherings, etc).  “I think the community is going to like using this new community room and it will be great for library programming.  It will be ready for use later this month,” shared Elma Library Director, Renee Burke.  “It is fully handicap accessible, will have a kitchenette, and will hold around 50 people.”  The renovations are part of a multiphase project that is being done in phases as funding allows.  The new medical clinic building was completed and opened earlier this year.  The others phases of the ECC project include an addition to the day care, which was started earlier this summer.  The final phase is renovating the remaining portion of the gym into a library and then finishing the parking lot and landscaping.  All phases of the project involve non-profit organizations.

Fund-raising continues as the goal is to raise $1.2 million to pay for all phases of the project.  To date, $935,000 has been raised and committed through private donations, grants, and fundraisers.  All ticket sales along with concessions proceeds from the Maddie Poppe concert on Sunday, September 5th will benefit the Elma Community Complex project.

For more information or to donate to the ECC project, please contact Shannon Gebel, Elma City Clerk, at 641-393-2543 or

Posted: September 3, 2021 in Community Complex