Get to know Newton’s rising stars. These community members are making a difference in Newton!

Featured rising stars…

Sarah Jorges
Sarah JorgesMarketing Account Executive & Morning Show Co-Host, Energy 106.7 FM
Born and raised in Newton, Sarah returned to her hometown after a decade in Omaha, where she enjoyed a career in nursing. Sarah volunteers on various committees and is an ambassador to the Newton Chamber of Commerce.
Amanda Price
Amanda PriceExecutive Director, Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce
Amanda serves as the Executive Director of the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce. She has worked to create and assist with fun community events such as the Skiff Gala, Thanks With Franks, Re-Prom, Newton Fest, and the 4th of July Parade and festivities. She enjoys volunteering to help keep Newton growing and thriving.

Meet more of Newton’s rising stars…

Sveta Miller
Sveta MillerAcademic Advisor, Buena Vista Univeristy - Newton Site
Sveta Miller is passionate about community involvement and is a 2015 recipient of the DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award. She is currently serving as the President for Project AWAKE, she is a past President and an active member of Young Professionals of Jasper County. She is also involved with Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors.
Danielle Rogers
Danielle RogersCommunity Marketing Manager, City of Newton
Danielle Rogers is the Community Marketing Manager for the City of Newton. She is an active volunteer throughout Central Iowa and in Newton serving on the board for United Way of Jasper County, Jasper County Crime Stoppers and is a member of the Drake University Central Iowa Regional Alumni Board.
Jessica Lowe
Jessica LoweExecutive Director, United Way of Jasper County
Jessica Lowe serves as the Executive Director of the United Way of Jasper County in Newton and recently won the YPC Ashley Okland YP Community Service Award. Jessica spends countless hours working to make the Newton community stronger.
Rob Burdess
Rob BurdessChief of Police, City of Newton
Rob has worked in law enforcement since 1997 and has been with the Newton Police Department since 1999, serving as a patrol officer, detective, and patrol Lieutenant. He was a recipient of the Newton Daily News’ 2016 Twenty Under Forty award.
Miranda Kulis
Miranda KulisProduction Supervisor, Thombert Inc.
Miranda started her first term on Newton City Council in January 2016 and is a Production Supervisor at Thombert, Inc. in Newton. In addition to Newton City Council, she serves on several community boards.
Erin Chambers
Erin ChambersDirector of Planning & Zoning, City of Newton
Erin Chambers has worked for the City of Newton for the past 10 years, first as the City Planner, then as the Director of Planning and Zoning. She also serves on the Executive Board for the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association.