Region 6 Resource Partners Staff


Marty Wymore, Executive Director

Marty has been the Executive Director of the Region 6 Resources Partners since August 1991. He is involved in community and economic development, housing, transportation, public transit, disaster and infrastructure grant writing, grant administration, and general administration.

Marty has an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Iowa, and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Drake University. He is originally from Agency, Iowa but has spent over twenty years in Marshalltown with Region 6. Marty has a wife and two children. While not at work, Marty likes to bicycle, hike, and spend time with family.

Email Marty – mwymore (at)

Julie Winter, Planning Director

Julie hired on with Region 6 in 2018 and assists with projects related to transportation, housing, land use, infrastructure, trails and helping communities find needed resources. Prior to Region 6, she worked as a regional planner with MIDAS Council of Governments out of Fort Dodge. She most recently worked at Iowa State University Extension on issues related to water quality, conservation, program development and youth education. She is a graduate of Iowa State University with Master’s degrees in Community and Regional Planning and Sustainable Agriculture.

Julie grew up in the St. Louis area but has lived in central Iowa for more than 10 years. She currently lives in Ames with her husband and their four chickens. While not at work, Julie enjoys baking, gardening, hiking and traveling.

Email Julie – jwinter (at)

Mark Newberg, Housing Director 

Mark has served as the Housing Director for Region 6 since 2019 and the Transit Manager for Peoplerides since 2023. Mark started his career here at Region 6 in 2014 as a Housing specialist. Currently his duties are focused primarily on Transportation while he still serves as the Housing Director. He is a graduate of Upper Iowa University with degrees in both accounting and business management.

Mark and his wife Lori are longtime residents of Lynnville, Iowa where he currently serves on the city council and is one of 4 State of Iowa Area Representatives for a worldwide motorcycle association. Mark enjoys working with local teenagers, wood carving, hunting, fishing, motorcycling, volunteering and camping. Mark and Lori have two adult daughters, two dogs, and one son in law.

Email Mark – mnewberg (at)

Gage Grutz, Community Planner

Gage was hired by Region 6 in January of 2022 and assists with grant writing and projects related to community and economic development, housing improvement, transportation, and community health. Before Region 6, he worked as a Disaster Assistant Case Manager and Summer Learning Coordinator for Mid-Iowa Community Action in Marshalltown as well as a Behavioral Health Intervention Specialist for children with Healthy Homes Family Services in Grinnell.

Gage grew up in Grinnell and lives there currently. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology from Buena Vista University and a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in Community Health from Adler University. While not at work, Gage enjoys playing, watching, and coaching soccer as well as reading, playing guitar and drums, bowling, and spending time outdoors kayaking and camping.

Email Gage – ggrutz (at)

Stacy Heil, Accounting Specialist

Stacy served as Project Assistant starting in August of 2021 and Accounting Specialist starting in August of 2023. He grew up in Marshalltown and has lived here most of his life. He has one daughter, Allison.

Stacy has an Associate in Arts Degree from Marshalltown Community College. He keeps active in the community through various civic organizations. He is a member of the Marshalltown Men’s Chorus, sings Bass in his barbershop quartet the mTunes, and is part of the Marshalltown Community Theatre as an actor on stage and part of the backstage crew (sound design/operation, lighting, set construction, or just wherever needed most).

In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, singing, cooking, gardening, hiking, playing with his cat Felix, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Email  Stacy – sheil (at)

LeAnn Lynch, Project Assistant

LeAnn started working for Region 6 Resource Partners/Peoplerides in 2009 and retired from Peoplerides in December 2022. In May 2023 LeAnn returned to Region 6 part time as a project assistant, helping behind the scenes with Housing Trust Fund and Peoplerides special projects such as application assistance and contract updating. LeAnn lives in Conrad with her husband, Denny. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandsons. Working part time allows her to enjoy reading, baking, walking, golf and singing along with her favorite activity: spending time with family and friends.

Email  LeAnn – llynch (at)


Mike Wentzien, Housing Specialist

Mike has been the primary Housing Specialist at the Region 6 Resources Partners since 2001. He administers the majority of Region 6’s housing programs along with completing inspections, and other housing-related activities.

He is a lifetime resident of Gladbrook except four years while attending the University of Iowa from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Business. He has served as a Mayor, City Councilman, and County Supervisor. He has also managed a farm operation and owned and operated a hardware store. While not at work, Mike enjoys food preparation, entertaining friends, following the Hawkeyes, spending time with his wife Sara, their three married children and spouses, and eight grandchildren.

Email Mike – mwentzien (at)