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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    ZBA, Airport Advisory boards in search of new members

    The Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Airport Advisory Commission are each looking for a member from the Muscatine community to fulfill unexpired terms on their respective panels. Read on...
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    Lane restrictions put in place for Houser Hill

    Work on the West Side Trail Project is underway and with that comes lane restrictions on North Houser Street from Hershey to Lucas. Read on...
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    Victorian Christmas Magic Lantern Show coming to Art Center

    Travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America’s only Victorian magic lantern show, an authentic 1890’s visual extravaganza projected on a full-sized screen – the kind of show that led to the movies. Read on...
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    Update on projects: Expect delays on Mississippi Drive next week

    Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) will begin the process of taking down some of the electrical lines on Mississippi Drive from Broadway to Mulberry starting on Monday, November 18, 2019. Read on...
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    Leaf collection delayed; compost facility hours change

    The leaf collection efforts by Department of Public Works crews has been delayed due to the snow covered and frozen leaves. Read on...
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    History, future of "Mussels of Muscatine" to be discussed

    A discussion on the history and future of “Mussels of Muscatine” and the ongoing efforts to bring back the mussels to the river beds of the Mississippi River will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14. Read on...
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    Long list of City accomplishments during past year

    The dedication and oversight of the City Administrator and the Directors of each City of Muscatine department, and the hard work of each and every staff member has created a long list of accomplishments during a difficult weather related year. Read on...
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    Leaf collection efforts into second pass through city

    The second round of leaf collection efforts by Department of Public Works crews is into the second round this month with a third round in December dependent on the weather. Read on...
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    City offices closed November 11, no refuse, recycling collection

    Administrative offices at Muscatine City Hall will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no curbside refuse, yard waste, or recycling collection on Monday. Read on...
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    Lane restrictions set for Lake Park, Park Avenue intersection

    Heuer Construction will begin to replace a patch of concrete near the intersection of Lake Park Boulevard and Park Avenue as soon as possible and that will result in traffic restrictions for that intersection. Read on...
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    Not even halfway through Autumn and it snows

    The City of Muscatine officially received 1.8 inches of snow Monday night with some areas reporting over two inches, and this was from the weaker of two storms that will impact the area this week. Read on...
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    Changes in Compost Site operations start on Nov. 4

    Changes are coming to the Compost Site at the Muscatine Transfer Station on South Houser Street. Starting at noon on Monday, Nov. 4, non-residents and commercial users of the Compost Site will be charged a fee for yard waste brought to the site. Read on...
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    Lessons from the Muscatine Curbside Pickup program

    The City of Muscatine recently received a complaint from a resident that in certain alleys the refuse and recycling containers were not being moved back into their “storage” locations after the containers were emptied. Read on...
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    Hazard Mitigation Plan Update meeting is scheduled October 28

    The Bi-State Regional Commission will begin hosting planning group meetings starting October 28 to begin the process of updating the 2015 Muscatine County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Read on...
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    Schedule for fall leaf pickup released by Public Works

    Leaves will begin to fall in earnest later this month with the Department of Public Works releasing the 2019 Fall Leaf Pickup schedule. Leaf vacuum trucks will hit the streets of Muscatine starting on Monday, Oct. 14. 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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    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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