All are welcome to attend a retirement reception for Neighborhood and Development Services Director Doug Boothroy, who is retiring after nearly 42 years of service. 
An image of Doug Boothroy

The City will celebrate Boothroy’s retirement during an open house on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.

Boothroy has been with the City since September 1975, when he started as an assistant planner. He went on to serve in multiple planning roles before becoming the Director of Housing and Inspection Services in 1984. Following the merging of the departments of Housing and Inspection Services and Planning and Community Development in 2014, Boothroy was named as the City’s first Neighborhood and Development Services Director.  

Boothroy says he is most proud of what the City has achieved in affordable housing, universal design, code enforcement, environmental sustainability, economic development, neighborhood stabilization and metropolitan transportation planning, as well as the use of technology to streamline processes and improve effectiveness. 

He is also a past President of the American Planning Association – Iowa Chapter.

Please join the City of Iowa City in thanking Neighborhood and Development Services Director Doug Boothroy for his service, and to wish him well in his retirement.


Date of publication

Monday, August 28, 2017