Identifying & Supporting Community Needs

Welcome to the PACGDC Website

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) is an Iowa not-for-profit corporation. It is the sponsoring organization that holds the license for the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Palo Alto County. In accordance with Iowa law and its operating agreement, PACGDC receives funding from Wild Rose operations. Funds received are distributed to deserving non-profit organizations and government entities in Palo Alto County. Our mission is to strengthen our communities for future generations by creating partnerships, leveraging resources, and being a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs.

Fifteenth Annual Grant Award Celebration

Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) hosted its Fifteenth Annual Grant Awards Celebration on Friday, March 5, 2021.

PACGDC Board

Left to Right: Marilyn Noonan, Brian Bormann, Kim Hoffman, Bill Dickey, Glen Simonson, Jan Helmke

 

Not Pictured: Abby Burns, Jill Graham, Jamey Whitney

 

PACGDC Announces 2020 Grant Award Celebration

February 18, 2021

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their thirteenth annual grant award celebration on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort Ballroom.

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PACGDC Announces Fifteenth Grant Cycle

September 22, 2020

ATTENTION: The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings Wild Rose Casino at 777 Main Street in Emmetsburg.  Meetings are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:  Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE:  Because of the online grant application process,…

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PACGDC Announces Fourteenth Grant Cycle

September 26, 2019

ATTENTION: The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings in the Auditorium (Entrance #1 or 2) at Iowa Lakes Community College located at 3200 College Drive in Emmetsburg.  Meetings are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:  Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00…

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PACGDC Announces 2018 Grant Award Celebration

January 25, 2019

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their thirteenth annual grant award celebration on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort Ballroom.

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PACGDC Announces Thirteenth Grant Cycle

October 10, 2018

ATTENTION: The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings in the Auditorium (Entrance #1 or 2) at Iowa Lakes Community College located at 3200 College Drive in Emmetsburg. Meetings are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:  Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00…

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Previous Current Events

Grant Report Due Dates

Reports are due and must be submitted by:

• Signed Grant Agreement - March 31, 2020
• Progress Report – August 1, 2020
• Extension Request - December 1, 2020

• 2020 Applications – December 31, 2020
• 2019 City & School Final Grant Reports – December 31, 2020
• 2019 Full & Mini Final Grant Reports – January 31, 2021

Palo Alto County

Gaming Development Corporation

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Emmetsburg, IA

P.O. Box 153
910 Broadway

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