Communications

The mission of the Communications Division is to create a strong partnership with the community by providing timely, accurate information that is understandable, interactive, and engaging to the residents, visitors, and businesses in Muscatine.

Public information strategies include the content management of a dynamic website, the cultivation of a strong social media presence, use of multi-media tools, and a timely, responsive relationship with the media.

Our goal is to enhance quality of life for residents, as well as gather and share information to support and encourage two-way communication that promotes transparent government and an engaged citizenry.

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    City once again receives clean audit report

    The City of Muscatine has once again received an unmodified (“clean”) opinion according to the annual audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, performed by Bohnsack and Frommelt LLP, certified public accountants, earlier this year. Read on...
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    One public hearing, budget report on Council Dec. 3 agenda

    The Muscatine City Council will conduct a public hearing on declaring a section of real estate with undetermined ownership as surplus property when the Council meets in a virtual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Read on...
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    Part time employment opportunities are available with the City

    The City of Muscatine has several part time employment opportunities available including Inspector II, Office Assistant, Lab Technician, , and many opportunities for Recreational Program instructors with the Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Artists, organizations being sought for two public art projects

    Two public art opportunities have been announced by the Public Art Advisory Commission for the City of Muscatine including a mural project on Houser Street and public art installation in the roundabout at 2nd and Mulberry or near that location. Read on...
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    City recognized with 36th straight budget presentation award

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently announced that the City of Muscatine, Iowa, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. Read on...
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    Mississippi Drive Corridor design recognized with Urban Design Award

    Reconnecting Muscatine has been and continues to be an ambitious project by the City of Muscatine to reimage and reconstruct vehicular and pedestrian pathways that enhance the connection between the downtown area and the Mississippi River. Read on...
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    City's leaf collection effort passes halfway mark

    The City of Muscatine is halfway through the second round of fall leaf collection and, despite the large amount of leaves being left curbside this year, crews from the Department of Public Works remain on schedule. Read on...
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    Muscatine man killed in car-pedestrian accident November 21

    A Muscatine man was killed in a car-pedestrian accident Saturday (Nov. 21, 2020) morning in the 3600 block of Grandview Avenue (US Highway 61 South). Read on...
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    City offices closed Nov. 26-27; refuse, recycling collection changed

    Administrative offices for the City of Muscatine will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. City administrative offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. Read on...
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    Two public hearings on council agenda for November 19

    The Muscatine City Council will conduct a public hearing on the use of funds from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and a public hearing on the discontinuation of the Convention & Visitors Board Thursday (Nov. 19). Read on...
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    Parks and Rec programs, services, events adjusted; City parks remain open

    Many upcoming events, programs, and services offered by the Parks and Recreation Department will be modified or postponed to comply with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds State Public Health Emergency Declaration on Monday, Nov. 16. 2020. Read on...
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    Cedar-Logan roundabout to be partially closed starting November 19

    Part of the roundabout at the intersection of Cedar and Logan streets will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, according to City of Muscatine officials as part of the Full Depth Patching Project currently underway on Cedar Street. Read on...
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    More restrictions placed on indoor, outdoor gatherings by Governor

    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation Monday (November 16, 2020) that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
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    Lane closure on Mississippi Drive planned for November 19

    Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) will be closing the eastbound lane of Mississippi Drive from Broadway to Linn Street on Thursday, November 19, to remove the steel power pole at Linn Street. Read on...
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    Compost Facility hours change Nov. 17; facility to close Dec. 6

    The Compost Facility at the Muscatine Transfer Station will close an hour earlier starting Tuesday, November 17, according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine. Read on...
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    Public access to City Hall restricted starting November 16

    The offices for Community Development and Housing at Muscatine City Hall (the second floor) will be closed to the public starting Monday, Nov. 16, according to Carol Webb, Muscatine City Administrator. Read on...
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    Parking restrictions for West 8th scheduled November 16-17

    Parking restrictions will be in place on West 8th street from Iowa Avenue to Broadway next week as Phase 4C of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project begins to wrap up. Read on...
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    MCPH asks community to engage in precautions

    With broader availability of the vaccine not likely until 2021, (MCHD) is asking the community to take action now to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community in order preserve medical resources Read on...
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    Levee rip rap replacement begins from Riverside Park

    Better By Design, LLC, of New Boston, Mo., has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform rip rap replacement along the Muscatine levee. Read on...
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    City implements additional safety measures for buildings

    The City of Muscatine has implemented additional public safety measures for staff and the public when they are inside City facilities. Read on...
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    Art Center to host virtual Elf on a Shelf photo competition

    What has your Elf on the Shelf been doing since the last holiday season? Are they ready for more mischief? Well your playful little elves are in for a treat because the holiday season is upon us. Read on...
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    Additional public health measures implemented by Gov. Reynolds

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation Tuesday (Nov. 10) continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. Read on...
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    Parks & Rec Virtual Recreation Resource Center is expanded

    The Virtual Recreation Resource Center has been entertaining Muscatine citizens with activities galore since March Read on...
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    No refuse collection Wednesday as City pauses for Veteran's Day

    Administrative offices at Muscatine City Hall and offices at other department locations throughout Muscatine will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in observance of Veterans Day. All offices will reopen for regular hours on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Read on...
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    Living Proof concert series to premiere in Muscatine November 13

    Living Proof Exhibit and the Muscatine Art Center have teamed up to offer a two-part concert series by Muscatine-native Juan Carlos Mendoza. Read on...
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    System failure results in accidental alarm activation

    MUSCOM Communications Director Chris Jasper said that the Outdoor Warning System was activated countywide at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, as a result of equipment failure and not the result of human error. Read on...
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    City Officials

    The City of Muscatine is governed by a mayor and 7 City Council members. The mayor serves for a 2-year term and is elected at large by the citizens of Muscatine. Additional Info...
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    Parks & Recreation

    The facilities within the Muscatine Parks and Recreation system host a multitude of events throughout the year. This schedule does change quite frequently as events are added, deleted and/or edited. Please check back often for updates! Additional Info...
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    Community Development

    The Community Development Department is responsible for a variety of planning and environmental functions that include administering several items. Additional Info...
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    City Services

    Find out what services the City of Muscatine offers to its residents. Additional Info...
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    Transparency

    The City of Muscatine is committed to providing residents with an open and transparent government which serves the best interest of the community. As such, the City is using this webpage to provide easier access to information you need. Additional Info...
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    About Muscatine

    Find out more about the demographics, history, and profile of Muscatine. Additional Info...
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