The Council Bluffs Community Alliance started in August 2007 when a group of ten advocates met on the deck of a home on the east end of Council Bluffs.
The mission statement developed by those advocates:
The Council Bluffs Community Alliance will promote the city of Council Bluffs as a developing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender family community, and will help assure the equality of all Council Bluffs’ residents.
January 2013 revision:
The Council Bluffs Community Alliance is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally organization whose purpose is to empower and embrace diversity in southwest Iowa.
The vision is for CBCA to become a vibrant, prestigious and respected LGBT and Ally organization for Council Bluffs and the surrounding area of Western Iowa. We hope to build our organization by providing education, understanding, cooperation and enjoyment.