Tribute to Tony Timmby Former Representative Tom Latham
Posted on 2013-03-12
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize
Tony Timm for being named a 2013 Forty Under 40 honoree by the award-
winning central Iowa publication, Business Record.
Since 2000, Business Record has undertaken an exhaustive annual review to identify a standout group of young leaders in the Greater Des Moines area who are making an impact in their communities and their careers. Each year, forty up-and-coming community and business leaders under 40 years of age are selected for this prestigious distinction, which is based on a combined criteria of community involvement and success in their chosen career field. The 2013 class of Forty Under 40 honorees join an impressive roster of 560 business leaders and growing.
Tony Timm serves as the executive director for the largest shelter facility in the State, Central Iowa Shelter & Services. In addition to his day-to-day role of managing the organization, [[Page E270]] Tony recently accomplished a $15 million campaign to open a new facility that will help expand the cause of addressing homelessness in central Iowa. The new facility, which opened in September, consists of more than two hundred beds; includes emergency, transitional, and permanent housing options; and features an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classroom, and a resource center for homeless veterans and other veterans in need of assistance. Outside of CISS, Mr. Timm has been the president of the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce, appointed to the Iowa Council of Homelessness by Governor Branstad, a board member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Downtown Community Alliance, and was the recipient of the 2012 Social Czar designation from the Des Moines Social Club. Raised in Tipton, Iowa, Tony now resides in the Des Moines area with his wife Channon and their two children, Charlie and Sophia. In all facets of his life, Tony is an example of hard work and service that our State can be proud of.
Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Tony in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. Timm for utilizing his talents to better both his community and the great State of Iowa. I invite my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating Tony on receiving this esteemed designation, thanking those at Business Record for their great work, and wishing each member of the 2013 Forty Under 40 class continued success.