The Neighborhood Outreach office encourages neighborhood action and provides ideas and resources that can help shape the future of a neighborhood. The Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator assists Neighborhood Associations to work through their short- and long-term needs that best serve the interests of the neighborhood within the goals of the larger community. The coordinator acts as a liaison between the Neighborhood Association and the City of Iowa City government to address neighborhood concerns and interests by keeping neighbors informed of city issues and providing the resources to promote involvement.
We invite you to browse our pages below and learn about Neighborhood Outreach programs.
Learn about Iowa City's 30-plus Neighborhood Associations and the Neighborhood Council of Iowa City, an informal group of neighborhood representatives that meets regularly to discuss neighborhood issues, and work toward common goals.
- Featured Project: Know your Neighborhood Video Series
Watch videos that spotlight individual Iowa City neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Event Grant Program
Event grants are available to residents of the Pheasant Ridge, Towncrest and Hilltop/Broadway neighborhoods to host neighborhood events. Applications can be submitted online. View the neighborhod map and read the grant guidelines before submiting. Funding will be available first come first serve beginning July 1, 2018. For questions, contact Neighborhood Services Coordinator at 319-356-5121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about Iowa City's Public Art Program, its mission, and the Public Art Advisory Commission that oversees it.
- Sign-up to receive public art news and information at www.icgov.org/e-subscriptions.
Visit the Poetry in Public page to learn about a program that celebrates Iowa City's rich literary tradition and status as a UNESCO City of Literature.
Browse the many resources available to neighborhoods, including a map of Iowa City neighborhood associations and information about the Program for Improving Neighborhoods, or PIN, grant.
Receive City of Iowa City news, messages from your individual neighborhood and neighbors by signing up for the social media site Nextdoor.