Megan Alter
At-Large, Mayor Pro Tem
Work Unit: 
410 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA

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Term in office 

First term: Jan. 3, 2022 to Jan. 2, 2026

Mayor Pro Tem 2022-2024


B.A. and M.A. New York University, 1993, 1995

Ph.D. University of Iowa 2004 English Literature


Husband and 2 children; rescue cats and a menagerie of birds


Reading, cooking, being bossed by my animals; listening to music; workouts

Iowa City residency

Moved here in 1995


Senior Resource Manager at ACT/English Language Arts

Other community services/organizations involvement

Housing and Community Development Commission for City of Iowa City 2018-2021

Co-Founder of Neighborhood NESTS: micro-hubs for at risk students in the ICCSD

Leadership Committee of South District Neighborhood Association

Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters 2015-present

Former Board member: Summer of the Arts and Iowa Women's Foundation

Chair of ACT's United Way annual fundraising drive

Iowa City Child care Task Force Advisory Committee

Black Voices Project

Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition