News Release
Release No.STELPRD4020173
ContactDarin Leach515-284-4747
Regennitter’s 35-Year USDA Career Began in 1978
Des Moines, Iowa, Apr 12, 2013 --

@@Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa, today announced that Tipton resident Kim Regennitter recently retired from federal service after a 35-year career. Regennitter’s last day with USDA was January 31, 2013.

Regennitter spent her entire USDA career in the Tipton office where she worked with customers and residents who used one or more of the agency’s Multi-Family Housing Programs. When she started with the USDA she worked for the Farmers Home Administration, which later changed to Rural Development.

“Kim had a tremendous career helping rural Iowans with their housing needs,” Menner said. “She was truly a team player and could always be counted on to do the job right.”

Regennitter was highly regarded by her customers and co-workers. Some of her career highlights included serving on numerous national committees to help improve USDA’s Multi-Family Housing Programs.

During the last couple years of her career Regennitter took on additional assignments and expanded her coverage area to 19 counties in eastern and southeastern Iowa working with 127 apartment complexes. Along with managing her expanded caseload, Regennitter also helped train many of the newer housing staff around the state.

“All of us at USDA Rural Development greatly appreciate all that Kim did throughout her career,” Menner added. “Kim’s vast knowledge of our programs and her years of experience made her an extremely valuable asset to our agency. We are truly grateful for all that she did to help rural Iowans and we wish her only the best in this next stage of her life.”

About USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity lender with a variety of grant and direct and guaranteed loan programs for single and multi-family housing, community facilities, water and sewer development and business and industry development.

This past year USDA Rural Development’s investment in Iowa helped create or retain more than 1,600 jobs, aided 2,400 families in buying their own homes and assisted more than 60 communities as they made improvements to their facilities, services and infrastructure. 

USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.7 million Iowans living in rural communities and areas.  Office locations include a State Office in Des Moines, along with Area Offices in Albia, Atlantic, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mount Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton and Waverly.

Further information on programs available through USDA Rural Development is available by calling the Tipton office at (563) 886-6006 Ext. 4 or by visiting the agency’s web site at

President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities.

USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.

USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $176 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

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