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Megan Alter for City Council [EDITORIAL]: What’s Good for the South District is Good for Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette | Oct. 13, 2021

“We must continue to grow Iowa City in economically sound and inclusive ways. Strengthening retail for the south district is an obvious way to do that: dry goods, restaurants, a Newbo-type market at the IC Marketplace? Yes. Otherwise, as Iowa City grows, this district runs the real risk of being a pass-through area, populated only with mega-convenience stores, self-storage and an empty mall. Rezoning in Pepperwood Plaza will create a few small retail storefronts, and it is a move in the right direction. Let’s keep it moving. It matters for equity, economy and community.”

– Megan Alter, Iowa City City Council Candidate

Daily Iowan Editorial Board Endorses Megan Alter for Iowa City City Council

Daily Iowan | Oct. 12, 2021

As the city moves into the future, decisive leadership is needed to tackle the problems that we face — Megan Alter will bring that leadership, and she has the Editorial Board’s full endorsement.

-Daily Iowan Editorial Board

5 Questions with City Council Candidates

Iowa City Press Citizen | Oct. 12, 2021

Megan: “My entire campaign addresses equity concerns that impact people every day.  Simply, we must focus on fixing everyday economic and community needs because they are equity issues.”

Iowa City Downtown District City Council Candidate Review

STOOD OUT:  Megan Alter – Megan has done her homework.  The review committee felt her responses to the questionnaire overall demonstrated more specific understanding, clear support of ICDD initiatives and positions, and a desire to work collaboratively to solve community-wide challenges.  

– Iowa City Downtown District Advocacy Review

Iowa City Area Business Partnership’s 2021 Voter’s Guide to the Iowa City City Council Elections

What unique perspective or skills do you bring to the council? I am a strategic thinker and a practical one: I bring ideas into being. As the co-founder of Neighborhood NESTS (micro-hubs for atrisk students during COVID), I attest to the power of coalition building and focused action. We brought state, county, and local officials to the table along with the UI, ICCSD, and non-profits, and stood up our first hub in six weeks. I know how to listen, take input, adapt, and co-create stronger plans. Finally, as someone involved in community efforts for years, I am committed to championing the simple truth: women’s issues are community issues.

League of Women Voters of Johnson County: Iowa City City Council Candidate Forum

Iowa City Area Business Partnership’s 2021 Voter’s Guide to the Iowa City City Council Elections

What unique perspective or skills do you bring to the council? I am a strategic thinker and a practical one: I bring ideas into being. As the co-founder of Neighborhood NESTS (micro-hubs for atrisk students during COVID), I attest to the power of coalition building and focused action. We brought state, county, and local officials to the table along with the UI, ICCSD, and non-profits, and stood up our first hub in six weeks. I know how to listen, take input, adapt, and co-create stronger plans. Finally, as someone involved in community efforts for years, I am committed to championing the simple truth: women’s issues are community issues.

Megan Alter to make 2nd run at Iowa City Council

The Gazette | Apr. 9, 2021

Megan Alter Kicks Off Her Campaign for Iowa City Council

Little Village Magazine | Apr. 6, 2021

Megan Alter announces second bid for City Council

The Daily Iowan | Apr. 2, 2021

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5 questions with Megan Alter, Iowa City Council Candidate

Iowa City Press-Citizen | Oct. 9, 2019

Iowa City Downtown District Review of Iowa City Council Candidates

ICDD Advocacy | October 2019

Letter to the editor: Let’s elect Megan Alter for Iowa City Council

Little Village | October 21, 2019

Letter to the editor: Megan Alter will be a voice for the South District on the Iowa City Council

Little Village | October 22, 2019