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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    Practice firework safety this holiday season

    It is time to celebrate our nation’s independence and residents are reminded that the discharge of consumer fireworks is limited to two days in July. Read on...
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    Cleanup efforts continue inside Riverside Park

    The Mississippi River continues to withdraw back to its banks while cleanup efforts progress inside Muscatine’s Riverside Park with the goal to reopen the park to parking and activities by the weekend. Read on...
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    Five dogs rescued from house fire early Tuesday (June 18)

    Five dogs are alive today after being rescued from a structure fire Monday night in Muscatine. Two needed medical treatment and three were released back to the owners after being revived on scene. Read on...
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    Mississippi Drive, 2nd Street reopen to traffic June 14

    Mississippi Drive and 2nd Street will be reopened to traffic late Friday (June 14) morning as the Mississippi River continues to recede back to within its banks. River Road will be reopened by 5 p.m. Friday. Read on...
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    City looking for resident to serve on P&Z Commission

    The Nominating Committee, a subcommittee of the Muscatine City Council, met to fill open positions on various boards and commissions, but one commission is still in need of a resident to serve. Read on...
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    Cleanup 2.0 - Mississippi Drive reopens Pine to Iowa

    After reaching the third highest crest in Muscatine history, the Mississippi River is now receding and that is allowing Department of Public Works crews to begin Cleanup 2.0 operations . Read on...
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    Text-To-911 now available through MUSCOM

    It is always preferred that individuals call 911 to report an emergency, but, in most of Iowa and now in Muscatine County, individuals now also have the ability to text 911 on their mobile phone. Read on...
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    New Hampshire closed until Friday; Houser still closed

    New Hampshire will be closed at least through Friday afternoon and work is progressing on South Houser Street according to Street Maintenance Supervisor Randy Howell. Read on...
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    Recycling services at Transfer Station to end on July 1

    The recycling containers located near the entrance of the Compost Site at the Muscatine Transfer Station will no longer be available to the public as of July 1, 2019, according to David Popp, Solid Waste/Collection and Drainage Manager. Read on...
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    Ribbon cutting opens Houser Street Athletic Field Expansion

    Local and state officials gathered with City of Muscatine staff and members of the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry to officially open a long awaited expansion of the Houser Street athletic facilities. 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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