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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  1. Traffic Alert

    Temporary closure planned on Brook Street; delays on 2nd Street

    A one hour road closure on the 100 block of Brook Street has been requested by C&C Construction according to Randy Howell, Roadway Maintenance Supervisor in the Department of Public Works. Read on...
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    Mississippi River crests for sixth time in 2019

    The Mississippi River crested at 18.80 feet on Tuesday and while the high river level may not have affected many residents this time, the crest does mark the sixth time in 2019 that the Mississippi River has crested in flood stage. Read on...
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    Power lift system installed on Muscatine Fire ambulance

    A new cot and power loading system has been installed on one of the five Muscatine Fire Department ambulances, providing more secure patient transport and the reduction of potential back injuries to firefighters. Read on...
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    Public Safety Open House scheduled for Sunday (October 20)

    Community members from young to old are invited to come learn about the various emergency response services provided in Muscatine at the 2019 Public Safety Open House this Sunday (October 20). Read on...
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    General Fund continues to grow fund balance reserve

    The City of Muscatine General Fund balance continues to grow as almost all city departments finished the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year under budget and that is good news for the citizens of Muscatine. Read on...
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    Motion to reconsider request placed on In-Depth agenda

    One of the four Muscatine City Council members who voted against approving the City of Muscatine moving forward with development of the Carver Corner area has asked that that request be brought back for reconsideration at the Oct. 10 In-Depth meeting. Read on...
  7. Lane Restrictions

    Lake Park Boulevard lane restrictions start October 7

    The north half of the intersection at Lake Park Boulevard and 2nd Avenue and the north half of the intersection at Lake Park Boulevard and Grand Avenue will be closed to traffic starting on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Read on...
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    Muscatine receives HUD housing counseling grant

    The Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency (MMHA), a department of the City of Muscatine, has been awarded a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing counseling grant to continue home ownership education classes and counseling services. Read on...
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    Crafts, costumes and fun for all at Ninth Annual Fall Festival

    The Ninth Annual Fall Festival will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in the Center court of the Muscatine Mall. The event is sponsored by the City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. 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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    Iowa Avenue to open Tuesday; work on University Drive begins

    Iowa Avenue will be open to traffic before the end of the day on Tuesday (Sept. 24) but drivers need to use caution on University Drive where several changes are being made due to the full depth patching project. Read on...
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    "A Visualization of Hope” on exhibit at Muscatine Art Center

    Many artist statements in the exhibition, “A Visualization of Hope,” are messages that share personal stories while expressing appreciation for fleeting moments of time. Read on...
  13. Muscatine News

    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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