44 episodes

Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.

Community Connection City of Iowa City

    • Government

Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.

    Community Connection: Inclusive Johnson County Fund

    Community Connection: Inclusive Johnson County Fund

    Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.The Community Foundation of Johnson County is working to make sure all people in our community are welcome, treated equally, and invited to have a seat at the table. That's why the organization started the Inclusive Johnson County Fund, which provides financial support for race and bias education and outreach, promoting diversity and inclusion, and supporting cultural events. Learn how you can donate to the fund or apply for the next round of grants.

    • 14 min
    Community Connection: 2021 Juneteenth Celebration

    Community Connection: 2021 Juneteenth Celebration

    Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.Juneteenth marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when some of the last enslaved people in America were freed from Confederate Texas. Hear from our special guests, Keshia Fields and LaNisha Cassell, about plans to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth in Johnson County and at the African American Museum of Iowa with a week's worth of virtual and in-person events. All events are free and open to the public.

    • 22 min
    Community Connection: Restructuring the Police Department

    Community Connection: Restructuring the Police Department

    Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.In an effort to change the way policing is handled in our community, a preliminary plan to restructure the Iowa City Police Department is under consideration, with an emphasis on community policing. Listen to Police Chief Dustin Liston discuss the community policing concept, the progress of current policing initiatives, and how community input will play a role in finalizing these recommendations.

    • 21 min
    Community Connection: Prairie Establishments

    Community Connection: Prairie Establishments

    Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.Iowa City is home to many terrific parks, and while we love our playground equipment and trails, we're also working to create nature spaces. Tyler Baird, Superintendent of Parks and Forestry, discusses efforts to establish and preserve prairies at several parks across our community. Watch to learn about the many benefits these important public spaces provide.

    • 12 min
    Community Connection: COVID-19 relief funds for renters and homeowners

    Community Connection: COVID-19 relief funds for renters and homeowners

    Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause financial problems for many Iowans who have fallen behind on bills, rent, or mortgage. To help ease that burden, the Iowa Finance Authority is offering help through the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program and the Iowa Homeowner Foreclosure Prevention Program. Sara Barron, Executive Director of the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition, helps break down the eligibility requirements and application process.

    • 21 min
    Community Connection: Iowa City Polar Plunge

    Community Connection: Iowa City Polar Plunge

    Community Connection is a video series that highlights the different people and organizations in our community. Each episode, Mayor Bruce Teague interviews guests about a variety of issues that are important to our residents.Learn how you can help support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by jumping into frigid waters! The Iowa City Polar Plunge is a signature fundraiser that is happening on May 8, 2021, with COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Event Coordinator Maddie Nelson explains how you can participate by forming a team to take an icy dip in the Coralville Lake or making a financial donation to the cause.

    • 7 min

Top Podcasts In Government