Stay up-to-date on the latest community news and events by watching the Mayor's Community Connection series

Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.

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If you are interested in being a guest on the show, please fill out our topic request form. All programming requests should be based on subjects that relate to City services and programs, or align with the City’s Strategic Plan

Watch Episodes of Community Connection

This page will have the five latest episodes of Community Connection for you to watch. To browse the entire series, visit our YouTube playlist for Community Connection.

This episode features Ryan Dickson, Crisis Intervention Manager at CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, and Mary Issah, Executive Director of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Johnson County. They discuss the stress and isolation that comes with the COVID-19 pandemic. as well as the threat of seasonal depression as we head into the cold months of winter. 


In this episode, Mayor Teague speaks with Kim Casko, President & CEO of Iowa City Area Business Partnership, about collaborating for Project Better Together, supporting our local economy, and growing BIPOC-owned (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) businesses. 


In this episode, Mayor Bruce Teague speaks with Community Health Manager Sam Jarvis of Johnson County Public Health. Holidays are normally a time for family gatherings, but like everything else right now celebrations are going to look a little different during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this episode for safety recommendations to protect the health of our families, friends, and our community.


In this episode, Mayor Bruce Teague speaks with Interim Superintendent Matt Degner of the Iowa City Community School District. Learn how the hybrid model of learning is working, what extra precautions are being put in place, and how parents can follow along with positive COVID cases among students and staff.


In this episode, Mayor Bruce Teague sits down with Stefanie Bowers, Equity Director for the City, and Jessica Andino, Vice Chair of the Human Rights Commission. Hear about the mission of the Human Rights Commission, upcoming events and grant opportunities, and how you can apply to be a member of the commission.