Merle R. “Rocky” Weaver purchased Citizens Bank in 1986 and renamed it Green Belt Bank & Trust. The name is descriptive of the Iowa River greenbelt, a beautiful stretch of native timber and limestone outcroppings along the Iowa River in Hardin County. Green Belt Bank has offices in Ackley, Grundy Center, Eldora and Belmond. They have also added convenience locations at the Ashbrook Assisted Living in Iowa Falls and Grand JiVante in Ackley. Since the bank has started it has added insurance and Real Estate to the financial services. Green Belt Bank & Trust’s mission: to be recognized by our customers, employees, shareholders and the communities we serve as a leader in our industry by providing a useful array of financial tools and a level of service that exceeds expectations. Over the years, the directors and staff of Green Belt Bank & Trust have been faithful to Rocky’s original vision of helping our customers reach their financial goals by providing quality banking products and services. This scholarship was endowed to support students with financial need as they pursue their educational goals.