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11:30 a.m.

   Arrival and Networking



Noon - 1 p.m.

   Lunch, Presentation

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1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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 WOW September | Oakridge Neighborhood

Resilient and Relevant


Presenting Teree Caldwell-Johnson,
President and CEO
Oakridge Neighborhood and
Oakridge Neighborhood Services


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDST


Holiday Inn & Suites

4800 Merle Hay Road

Urbandale, IA 50322 


Zoom will be available for the speaker portion only.

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Teree Caldwell-Johnson has spent her entire career in public service. Born in Salina, Kansas, Teree has a B.A. in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and a M.P.A. from the University of Kansas.


In 1988 Teree was appointed Executive Director of the Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines, Iowa. She served in that position until 1996 when she was appointed to the position of Polk County Manager, a position she held from 1996-2003. In April of 2004 Teree was appointed to the position of President and CEO for Oakridge Neighborhood and Oakridge Neighborhood Services.


Teree was elected to the Des Moines School Board in 2006 and re-elected to second and third four year terms in 2009 and 2013. In addition to serving on the DMPS Board, Teree serves on the board of directors of the National Civic League, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Capital Crossroads, OpportUNITY, Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa, The Directors Council, One Economy Financial Development Corp and Planned Parenthood North Central States.


Teree is the recipient of numerous awards including the Faith and Freedom Community Leader Award in 2018, A Arthur Davis Distinguished Community Leadership Award in 2017, President’s MLK Drum Major for Service Lifetime Volunteer Award, 2014, Iowa African American Museum’s 2010 History Maker, Business Publications 2002 Women of Influence, Black Ministerial Alliance 2002 Leadership Award, Business Record Best Female Business Leader, 2001 and the YWCA 1999 Women of Achievement.


Married to Vernon C. Johnson, a retired non-profit executive, they have two adult children, Baley and Baxtyr.


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