About the Podcast 

Iowa City is an eclectic and engaged community, full of curious and creative people. Iowa City Matters offers an in-depth platform to inform listeners about civic and community topics that impact their lives. Listen, learn, and engage.

Mission statement: The mission of the Iowa City Matters podcast is to offer insight into City projects and programs that have a substantial impact on our community and are guided by the City’s Strategic Plan.


Next Episode: Crisis Intervention (available on Feb. 22)

Simply put, crisis intervention refers to the methods used to recognize, intervene, and provide appropriate care to an individual suffering from mental distress. Listen to learn how law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and social service organizations are using these methods to better identify suitable care, rather than placing them in the criminal justice system. This episode will be available on Feb. 22nd.

First episode: Historic Preservation

As one of Iowa’s oldest communities, historic preservation is extremely important to Iowa City residents. This discussion sheds light on how historic preservation helps shape our community – from what makes a structure historic to the incentives and responsibilities that accompany a designation.

This episode is hosted by Assistant to the City Manager Simon Andrew. Panelists include Iowa City Downtown District Public Art Director Thomas Agran, City Historic Preservation Planner Jessica Bristow, former City Council person and historic homeowner Connie Champion, and historic architect Josh Moe. This program is produced by the City of Iowa City’s City Channel 4.

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Email ideas for future Iowa City Matters topics to CommunicationsTeam@iowa-city.org. Note that subjects should be to related City services and programs, or align with the City’s Strategic Plan.