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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    Kent Stein West concession, restrooms closed May 6

    The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department wishes to inform the public that there will be no restroom access or concession stand service at the Kent Stein Park West Concession Stand tonight, May 6, 2021, due to mechanical issues. Read on...
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    West Side Trail to open "officially" with ribbon cutting on May 13

    The West Side Trail will be “officially” opened for public use during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. Read on...
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    Kent Stein west concession, rest rooms closed tonight (May 5)

    The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department wishes to inform the public that there will be no restroom access or concession stand service at the Kent Stein Park West Concession Stand tonight, May 5, 2021, due to mechanical issues. Read on...
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    Reception to honor Historic Preservation Award winners May 15

    Three Historic Preservation Awards will be presented during a reception at the Muscatine Art Center from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. Read on...
  5. Muscatine Aquatic Center

    Presentation on Aquatic Center COVID protocols on Council agenda

    After a year of sitting idle, the Muscatine Aquatic Center in Weed Park is set to reopen to the public later this month and the Muscatine City Council will hear a presentation on safety protocols that will be adopted this summer. Read on...
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    Washington-Park intersection to be closed for reconstruction

    The Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project will move into the Washington Street and Park Avenue intersection starting Wednesday (May 5) when the east half of the intersection is closed to traffic. Read on...
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    Street and alley asphalt overlay project set to begin May 3

    The Asphalt Overlay Program for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 will begin on Monday (May 3) according to the Department of Public Works. Manatt’s was awarded both the Street Asphalt Overlay Program and the Alley Asphalt Overlay Program in March. Read on...
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    Parks and Recreation summer program registration begins May 4

    There will be plenty of fun programs and activities for area residents of all ages to enjoy and participate in throughout the 2021 summer months according to the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
  9. 042321 Full Depth - Ford Avenue (JPG)

    Two street sections are added back into full depth patching project list

    The Full Depth Patching Program for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 will be completed in its entirety after the City of Muscatine received additional funds as part of the COVID Relief Amount in the City’s April disbursement of Road Use Tax. Read on...
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    Construction forces temporary changes to two MuscaBus routes

    Temporary changes have been made to two MuscaBus routes due to construction activity. Read on...
  11. 042621 Full Depth - Logan Street (JPG)

    Logan Street closed from Fulliam to Cedar Friday (April 30) morning

    Logan Street will be closed to traffic from 9-11 a.m. Friday, April 30, as All-American Concrete, Inc., continues full depth patching of the street. Logan will be closed from Fulliam to Cedar to facilitate pouring concrete in the northbound lane. Read on...
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    Washington-Park Avenue intersection to be closed May 5-21

    Two Park Avenue intersections are or will be closed to traffic as work on the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project continues in Muscatine including East 5th Street and Washington Street. Read on...
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    Ballet Des Moines to stop in Muscatine Sunday to help welcome spring

    The “Dance into Spring” tour, bringing together Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium, will present a free outdoor performance on the Muscatine Riverfront at 5:30 p.m. this Sunday (May 2). Read on...
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    500 trees to be planted throughout Muscatine this week

    The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with HNI Corporation will host a tree planting event Thursday and Friday (April 29-30) in celebration of National Arbor Day. Read on...
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    East half of 5th and Park intersection will be closed April 28-30

    The east half of the intersection at East 5th Street and Park Avenue will be closed to traffic Wednesday through Friday (April 28-30), weather permitting, for the installation of the traffic signals in that half of the intersection. Read on...
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    Public Health approves resuming distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

    Following a thorough safety review, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have lifted the pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Read on...
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    Grandview Reconstruction Project begins Monday (April 26)

    The two-year Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project will begin on Monday (April 26) according to City officials and the contractor during a public meeting on the project Thursday night. Read on...
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    State of the City address by Mayor Broderson tonight (April 22)

    Muscatine Mayor Diana L. Broderson will present the 2021 State of the City address at 7 p.m. tonight. Read on...
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    Questions answered during WHSSP public meeting Wednesday

    The City of Muscatine hosted a public meeting on Phase V of the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP) Wednesday (April 21) with several residents from the area of the 2021 construction in attendance in person and online. Read on...
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    Logan Street to be closed to traffic Thursday (April 22) morning

    Logan Street will be closed to traffic from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, as All-American Concrete, Inc., continues full depth patching of the street. Logan will be closed from Fulliam to Cedar to facilitate pouring concrete in the southbound lane. Read on...
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    Public meeting Thursday (April 22) on Grandview Avenue Reconstruction

    The two-year Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project is expected to begin as early as next week, and the City of Muscatine will host a public meeting from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021. An in-person meeting and a virtual meeting will be offered. Read on...
  22. West Hill Phase V Public Meeting (JPG)

    Public meeting Wednesday (Apr. 21) for West Hill Phase V

    The City of Muscatine will host a public meeting on Phase V of the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP) from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. An in-person meeting and a virtual meeting will be offered. Read on...
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    Council approves hourly rate increase for substitute refuse collection workers

    The Muscatine City Council approved increasing the starting hourly rate for a substitute refuse collection worker during their regular meeting April 15. Read on...
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    Muscatine Police ask for public input on interaction survey

    The Muscatine Police Department, in collaboration with the Muscatine Community College Statistics class, is collecting information about police-civilian interactions. Read on...
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    Grandview Reconstruction Public Meeting set for April 22

    The Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project is expected to begin in early May and the City of Muscatine will host a public meeting to preview the project at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Read on...
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    Public meeting on West Hill Phase 5 scheduled for April 21

    Phase V of the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP) is expected to begin in early May and a public meeting to preview the project is set for April 21. Read on...
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    Monthly report of City department activity is released

    A new tool is available now for residents of the City of Muscatine who would like to know more about what each department has accomplished on a monthly basis. Read on...
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    Park Avenue Project lane restrictions switching sides on April 19

    The next stage of the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project will begin next week as the contractor switches sides for Stage 2B on Monday, April 19. Read on...
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    Blocked crossings are frustrating but who do you call ?

    Blocked railroad crossings can be a nightmare for drivers especially if they are in a hurry and the blockage lasts for more than 10 minutes. The longer they last, the more frustrating they are. But who do you call and what do you report? Read on...
  30. 041421 Sinking Boat 001 (JPG)

    Rescue units assist disabled yacht to dock on Muscatine riverfront

    The Muscatine Fire Department and the Muscatine County Search and Rescue team were dispatched just before noon Wednesday (April 14) to assist an 80-foot yacht that was reportedly taking on water while travelling upriver to Minnesota. Read on...
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    Contracts and bonds for two major projects on Council agenda

    The Muscatine City Council will be asked to give their approval to the contracts and bonds for the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project and Phase 5 of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project during its Thursday (April 15, 2021) regular session. Read on...
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    Dance into Spring on the Muscatine riverfront set for May 2

    In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa have come together to create Dance Into Spring, a state-crossing collaboration featuring outdoor performances in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Muscatine. Read on...
  33. Coronavirus Vaccine Image 001 (JPG)

    CHC clinics to offer Moderna vaccine at Muscatine clinics this week

    Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC) will be postponing all scheduled Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinics as this time. with appointments already scheduled in Muscatine this week switched to the Moderna vaccine. Read on...
  34. 041221 Park Avenue - 5th Street Intersection work 002 (JPG)

    East 5th Street closure continued through April 19

    The East 5th Street closure to through traffic from Cypress to Park Avenue will continue through Monday, April 19, as the west half of the intersection with Park Avenue is removed and replaced. Read on...
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    Logan Street lane restrictions pushed back to April 12

    City project managers and the contractor have delayed the implementation of a four-week lane closure on Logan Street until Monday (April 12). Read on...
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    East 5th to be closed to through traffic from Cypress to Park April 19-26

    East 5th Street will be closed to through traffic April 19-26 as the west half of the intersection at Park Avenue is removed and replaced as part of the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project. Local traffic only will be allowed from Cypress to Park. Read on...
  37. 040821 Sycamore Street house fire 001 (JPG)

    Two treated following early morning fire in Muscatine

    Two individuals were treated at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine following an early morning fire Thursday (April 8) in Muscatine. Read on...
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    Need employment? The City of Muscatine may have just what you want

    The City of Muscatine has several full and part time employment opportunities available including many opportunities for seasonal positions at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course and with other divisions of the Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Hershey Manor, East Hill Facility presentations on Council April 8 agenda

    The Muscatine City Council will hear a presentation on the City’s role with Hershey Manor and be given an overview of the proposed East Hill Multi-Use Facility during its Thursday (April 8, 2021) in-depth session. Read on...
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    Logan to be reduced to one lane from Cedar to Fulliam starting April 8

    Logan Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic for four weeks starting April 8 to facilitate full depth patching of the street from Cedar to Fulliam. Read on...
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    Applicants sought for Art Center Board, Tourism Committee

    Several positions are available to Muscatine residents who would like to become a part of the decision making process on either the Muscatine Art Center Board of Trustees or the GMCCI Tourism & Hospitality Committee. Read on...
  42. vaccine-word-on-wood-blocks (JPG)

    Eligibility expanded in Iowa; vaccine allotment increased

    All Iowans are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine effective Monday, April 5, 2021. Read on...
  43. 032619 Outdoor Warning Siren Mark Twin Outlook (JPG)

    Monthly outdoor siren tests set to begin on April 5

    The Muscatine County Joint Communications Center (MUSCOM) will start the yearly testing of the Outdoor Sirens on Monday, April 5, 2021. Read on...
  44. 060220 Muscatine Dog Park 001 (JPG)

    Two Dog Park enclosures temporarily closed next week for upgrades

    The Small Dog and the Shy & Timid Dog enclosures at the Muscatine Dog Park will be closed Tuesday (April 6) for the installation of additional concrete pads to their respective entrance areas. Read on...
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    Underground work nearly complete for 2nd Street Streetscape Project

    Scheduled underground work for the 2nd Street Streetscape Project was completed earlier this week, but a portion of an older section was found to be collapsed requiring more work on sanitary sewer replacement. Read on...
  46. 033021 West Hill House Move (JPG)

    Special Council meeting called to discuss moving house

    The Muscatine City Council will hold a special session at 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, to discuss a contract to move a house on West 8th Street as part of Phase V of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project. Read on...
  47. Construction Alert (JPG)

    Full depth patching of Ford Avenue begins March 29

    The Full Depth Patching Project, part of the City of Muscatine 2020-2021 Pavement Management Program, will resume on Monday (March 29) as All-American Concrete, Inc., begins work on Ford Avenue from Park Avenue to Jody Drive. Read on...
  48. City Hall

    Joint meeting of City, County, School boards set for March 30

    The Muscatine City Council, Muscatine School Board, and the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint session on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, to hear updates on housing, Deep Lake Park development, and the Muscatine Levee Improvement Project. Read on...
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    MPW plans Main Street closure March 29-April 2

    Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) will be closing Main Street from Grandview Avenue to Mill Street starting Monday, March 29, for construction work. Read on...
  50. Road Work

    400 block of East 2nd Street to be closed for sewer replacement

    East 2nd Street will be closed to traffic from the Mulberry roundabout to Walnut Street for a sanitary sewer replacement. The closure will begin on Monday, March 29, with work completed by May 17, weather permitting. Read on...
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    Nominations sought by Historic Preservation Commission

    The Historic Preservation Commission and the Friends of Muscatine Historic Preservation are requesting award nominations to be presented during the Historic Preservation Month celebration this May. Read on...
  52. February 2021 CA Report (JPG)

    Monthly report of City department activity is released

    A new tool is available now for residents of the City of Muscatine who would like to know more about what each department has accomplished on a monthly basis. Read on...
  53. Traffic Alert

    Fulliam closed at Houser intersection for pavement restoration March 19-22

    Fulliam Street has been closed at the intersection with Houser and Houser will be reduced to one lane of traffic while Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) repairs the pavement from a water main break. The closure is expected to last until Monday morning. Read on...
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    City Council to conduct public hearing on proposed budget March 18

    The Muscatine City Council will preside over three public hearings during its Thursday (March 18, 2021) regular session including two on the City of Muscatine budget. Read on...
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    City evaluating what stimulus money can be used for

    The City of Muscatine is in line to receive $3.28 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 but what it can and cannot be used for is one of the biggest questions officials have. Read on...
  56. 031221 Park Avenue - 5th Street intersection traffic lights (JPG)

    Change to 5th Street and Park Avenue intersection starts March 19

    A change is coming to the intersection of East 5th Street and Park Avenue, at least temporarily, as part of the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project. Read on...
  57. 031621 Greenwood Cemetery Cleanup (JPG)

    Annual Greenwood Cemetery cleanup nears end

    The annual spring cleanup of Muscatine Greenwood Cemetery is nearly completed with the deadline for families to remove decorations already passed. Read on...
  58. 031621 2nd Street Sycamore Intersection Closed 002 (JPG)

    East 2nd and Sycamore intersection closed to traffic

    Work resumed Tuesday (March 16) on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project as the intersection of East 2nd Street and Sycamore Street was closed to traffic. The intersection is expected to remain closed for up to six weeks, weather permitting. Read on...
  59. Severe Weather Awareness Week (JPG)

    Iowa Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled March 22-26

    The Muscatine County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management , National Weather Service, and Iowa Emergency Management Association have joined together to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. Read on...
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    Compost Facility prepped for opening of season on March 13

    Miller Logging spent most of the last week shredding the remaining piles of storm damage accumulated from the derecho in 2020 as the Compost Facility prepared for the opening of their season. Read on...
  61. 2021Spring Forward USFA (JPG)

    Time to spring forward; check CO and smoke detector batteries

    Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2021, as Iowans “spring” forward and move their clocks up one hour. Read on...
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