Jefferson Matters: Main Street recently garnered several honors from the Main Street Iowa Awards program.

The highlight for JMMS was earning the Signature Project award for the Jefferson Rural Forge. The award honors an outstanding nominee that rises above the traditional award categories and that makes a significant impact on the community. The Forge opened this past September with Accenture, a multinational software development company. They create and solve problems in society using technological means. The main program allows graduating high school seniors to work in an apprenticeship program with a chance to make about $75,000 per year without having to leave Jefferson.

Other recognitions JMMS received included Partner of the Year with the City of Jefferson, the Leadership award went to Jeff Lamoureux, and Fantastic Fundraiser with JMMS’ 2020 slogan of “We Aim High” investment drive.