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The Communications Office serves as the central hub for access to City information, connecting the public to the resources they need to stay engaged, informed, and become involved. From public safety information to grassroots connection, the Communications Team works to keep you informed.

City Channel 4

City Channel 4 is the government access channel for the City. It is available in the channel lineup for Mediacom cable TV customers and to everyone online at The creative team provides audiovisual support to the City, as well as live broadcasting and archiving of City Council meetings, which can be viewed live on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Local Programming

City Channel 4 produces two local informational programs:

  • Iowa City Update
    A weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events.
  • Iowa City in Focus
    A monthly video spotlighting the community through in-depth storytelling.

Non-Profit Features

View programming sponsored by local non-profit organizations.


To access videos and TV schedules visit or visit the City Channel 4 YouTube page. You can also find it in the Mediacom channel lineup in the Iowa City area at channel 4 or 118-2.

Neighborhood Outreach & Engagement

Neighborhood Outreach & Engagement staff work with the City’s Neighborhood Associations, engaging residents throughout the community, providing support, and nurturing healthy and active neighborhoods. The neighborhood liaison works to keep residents informed of City issues and fosters positive partnerships to align our neighborhoods with the City’s Strategic goals.

Questions about Neighborhood Outreach & Engagement can be sent to the Communications Office at 319-356-5058 or email

Public Safety Information

Public Safety information (Police and Fire) requests can be sent to Lee Hermiston, Public Safety Information Officer, at 319-356-5095. 

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ICgovXpress Mobile App

Download the ICgovXpress Mobile App to your favorite device by searching GORequest in the app store.

Engage with staff electronically by asking questions, requesting services, or submitting a concern.

Information can also be sent online via our Report a Concern page.

Social Media

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