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Iowa Sen. Dan Zumbach, R-Ryan, speaks during the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Elected Officials Luncheon held at The Gathering Place in Manchester, Iowa, on Nov. 22. Community leaders shared their concerns ahead of the 2023 Iowa legislative session.

A handful of elected officials representing the greater Delaware County area congregated at the Gathering Place in Manchester Nov. 22 at the annual Elected Officials Luncheon, where they spoke on everything from the need for more Spanish-speaking degree holders to upcoming construction projects.

Hosted by the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce and Manchester Rotary Club, one of the first issues brought to the attention of those in attendance was the need for more non-native speakers to help with workforce development.