There are presently 33 neighborhood associations in Iowa City of varying levels of activity. A map of the neighborhood association boundaries is available here.  Many neighborhood associations hold regular meetings or activities while others are available when involvement in issues is necessary.

The Neighborhood Council of Iowa City, a collaboration of neighborhood associations, is also staffed by the Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator. The Neighborhood Council works as one unit in an effort to address common issues or concerns of all neighborhoods.

The Neighborhood Council also oversees and implements the Program for Improving Neighborhoods (PIN) grant program. The grant program, providing $15,000 per year, is available to neighborhood associations to make improvements in their neighborhood. Maximum grant amount is $5,000 and the application process occurs in the spring of every year with funds available July 1. Contact Marcia Bollinger for more information or call 319-356-5237.

The following are sample documents for the PIN grant program.  Updates will occur annually in January for the next funding year.

Pin Grant Application Instructions

PIN Grant

Forming a Neighborhood Association

  1. Talk to some neighbors to determine if there is interest.
  2. Contact the City's Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator at 319-356-5237 or at Marcia-Bollinger@iowa-city.org who can help you arrange a convenient location in your neighborhood, advertise and promote the meeting.
  3. Establish common goals and needs of the neighborhood at the neighborhood meeting and initiate a process to accomplish these goals.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Marcia Bollinger, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator at 319-356-5237.

List of Neighborhood Associations and Contacts

Bluffwood -Dick Dorzweiler - 917 Bluffwood Dr. 52245
Broadway - Vacant   
Bryn Mawr Estates - Vacant  
College Green - Nancy Carlson, 1002 E Jefferson & Jim Walters, 1033 E Washington 52245
Country Club Estates - Tim Gholson, 1332 Phoenix Dr 52246
Creekside - Eric Jones, 714 3rd Ave 52240
Eastside - Vacant  
Galway Hills - Nancy Leavesseur, 742 Tipperary 52246
Goosetown - Katy Krapfl, 1131 E Davenport 52245
Grant Wood - vacant
Longfellow - Lorraine Bowans, 510 S Governor 52240
Lucas Farms - Derek Johnk, 1405 Keokuk and Judy Nyren, 1219 Ginter 52240
Manville Heights - Marilyn Rosenquist, 323 Mullin 52246
Melrose Av - Jean Walker, 335 Lucon Drive 52246
Miller Orchard - Mary Knudson, 725 W Benton St and Paula Swygard, 426 Douglass St 52246
Mormon Trek Village - Vacant
Morningside/Glendale - Vacant  
Parkview Terrace/Normandy - Mary Murphy, 890 Park Place 52245
Northside - Sarah Clark, 509 Brown Street 52245
Oak Grove - Astrid Bennett, 909 Webster St 52240
Paddock Neighborhood -vacant  
Peninsula Area Neighborhood - Catherine Wilcox, 119 Taft Speedway 52245
Penny Bryn - Rachel Zimmermann Smith  
Pepperwood - Vacant  
Shimek - Vacant  
South Pointe - Vacant
SW Estates - Vacant
Ty'n Cae - Judy Pfohl, 2229 Abbey Lane 52246
Walden Woods - Vacant  
Walnut Ridge - Sara Braverman, 34 Redbud Place 52246
Waterfront - Joyce Barker, 2018 Waterfront Dr. 52240
Washington Hills - Robin Butler, 110 Schrader 52245
Weeber-Harlocke - Vacant  
West Side - Vacant  
Wetherby Friends & Neighbors - Jerry Hansen, 1239 Burns
Windsor Ridge - Chrissy Chambliss, 4731 Cantebury Court 52240

 

Many of the above neighborhood associations use Nextdoor.com to communicate with their neighbors as well as receive updates from the City of Iowa City regarding street closures, leaf pick up schedule, recreation programs as well as many other topics. If you live in Iowa City you are encouraged to sign up to receive Nextdoor updates and information.