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About the City Council 

Council profiles

To learn more about each member, view their council profile

University student liaison profiles

To learn more about students, view the liaison and alternate profiles.


City Council meeting information 

Formal meetings 

The Iowa City City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Check the event calendar or call the City Clerk to confirm. 

Work sessions 

Work sessions occur on Tuesday preceding the formal meeting, beginning at 5 p.m. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Check the event calendar or call the City Clerk to confirm. 


Communicating with the City Council 

Council members do not have set hours at City Hall. Residents are welcome to contact them via their listed contact information. Council does request that all correspondence be distributed to them in their weekly packets. The deadline for this is 9 a.m. every Thursday and distribution will be that afternoon. Late correspondence will be distributed in the next meeting packet. However, if your information pertains to a current agenda item and was received after the agenda was printed but before the meeting, it will be distributed electronically to council members at 5 p.m. on Monday.

Phone

Council members do not have set hours at City Hall. Residents are welcome to call them at their listed phone number(s).

Email

All correspondence addressed to the City Council becomes a permanent public record and is archived by the City. Emails to Council should be sent to council@iowa-city.org. The sender must include their full name. Unsigned correspondence will not be forwarded to the City Council. Address is optional. All Council Members are provided a City email address and that is the only address that will be provided for City business.

Mail 

All correspondence addressed to the City Council becomes a permanent public record and is archived by the City. Mail should be addressed to: Council members, 410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240. The sender must include their full name. Unsigned correspondence will not be forwarded to the City Council. Address is optional.

Fax

All correspondence addressed to the City Council becomes a permanent public record and is archived by the City. Fax to: Council members at 319-356-5497. The sender must include their full name. Unsigned correspondence will not be forwarded to the City Council. Address is optional.

In person at a Council meeting 

Residents are welcome to address Council at its formal meetings. Any item not on the agenda may be discussed during community comment. Agenda items may be discussed as items appear. Comments should be limited to five minutes. No pre-registration is required. If your comments include digital media such as PowerPoint presentations, DVDs or slides, come to the City Clerk's office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. the day of the meeting to load your presentation on city equipment. The presentation will then be preserved permanently and allow continued access by the public. Media that cannot be printed, such as movies and/or digital video will not be accepted. It must be converted to an acceptable media for archiving.

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