Cathie Brown

HAWARDEN—The Hawarden Chamber of Commerce will soon begin the search for a new director as previous director Cathie Brown has resigned.

The Hawarden Chamber of Commerce board, in an Aug. 16 e-mail to chamber members, said Brown resigned her position as chamber director earlier this month.

“Cathie’s energy and passion for her position as chamber director was very evident over the last 17 years, as she was the face of the Hawarden Chamber,” said chamber board president Michelle Klocke. “Cathie coordinated countless events, meetings and volunteers to meet the mission and needs of the organization. Her top priority was serving the Hawarden community, and we know that she positively impacted Hawarden through her work as chamber director. We thank her for all of her work and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

Klocke said the chamber board is focused on Big Sioux River Days celebration and will be working on finalizing a job description in September with hopes of advertising for candidates to fill the chamber director position in October to have someone in place in the November/December time frame.

The chamber board is handling communications currently. Calls and e-mail may still be directed to the chamber office by calling 712-551-4433 and or visiting the website at