SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 9, 2019)—While growing up in the Siouxland area, Logan Eliason received hearing services from the Area Education Agency (AEA). Logan passed away a few years ago from cancer at the age of 31. To honor his memory, his family formed a foundation to help fund causes throughout the area.
This year, the LMEliason Foundation Board elected to make a second consecutive donation to the AEA. Pam Eliason and her daughter Lindsay Luck presented a check for $21,000 to Northwest AEA so that the agency can combine funds from a Sertoma Club grant to purchase a new hearing booth for the Sioux Center office. This booth will provide easier access to families in that area who need hearing tests for their children; thus, assuring earlier detection of possible hearing loss.
With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit www.nwaea.org.