Blue Zones Project®
Blue Zones Certification SealTrue well-being includes all aspects of our lives, from community to social networks, habitat to inner self. By optimizing the environments where we spend our time, we can make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Brought to Iowa through an innovative sponsorship by Wellmark in collaboration with Healthways and Blue Zones®, the Blue Zones Project® initiative encourages all Iowa communities to change their built environments to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

We know that a community designed for well-being makes the healthy choice easier, which leads to long term sustainability. Making Iowa a healthier state will benefit every citizen by making Iowa's economy stronger and our quality of life better and the same holds true for Mason City.

In May 2014, Mason City achieved key milestones and became a Blue Zones Community®.Since May 2012, community leaders, volunteers, and organizations throughout Mason City have made changes to community policy and have engaged citizens, worksites, restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and other community organizations to create a place where people can live longer, better lives.

We encourage you to contact our Blue Zones Project® office on 2nd floor of City Hall to learn how you can be a part of this wonderful opportunity. You can contact them at (641) 424-7181 or via e-mail at

Click here to learn more about the work of Blue Zones Project – Mason City.

New to the community? Explore our New Resident Toolkit or our new Blue Zones Restaurant® Guide.

Mason City Volunteer Center logo


Looking to explore your purpose in life and connect with others with similar interests? Consider exploring the 100+ volunteer opportunities through the Mason City Volunteer Center. 

Congratulations to Clear Lake Bank & Trust four locations becoming Blue Zones Worksites!  Blue Zones Worksite Seal


"Having all of our Clear Lake Bank & Trust branches become designated Blue Zones Worksites solidifies our long-standing priority of caring for our employees. The past several years we have been increasing our wellness related benefits for employees and the Blue Zones Project process has allowed us the opportunity to continue to focus on our employees well-being."
Aimee Kern, Vice President Human Resources
Clear Lake Bank & Trust

Upcoming Blue Zones Project and Partner Events


Every Tuesday & Friday, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.: the North Iowa Farmers Market - at
the corner of 1st St SE and Delaware, just South of the First Congregational Church.
Get your plant slant on by shopping all the local, seasonally available vegetables,
fruits, herbs, and more! 

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