In 2022-23, IISC has a full partnership with Clinton. University of Iowa classes will work on more than 20 projects, including histories and profiles of noted Clintonians, past and present; a housing needs assessment; a masterplan for use of a current undeveloped swath of land; and more. The city presented IISC with a rich array of potential projects and has strong leadership to help guide the process. IISC first collaborated with Clinton through the regional partnership with East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA).
The projects span different departments and colleges. During the summer, UI School of Art and Art History visiting faculty Ali Hval completed a mural called "Keeping You Sewing." All year, a group of students from the School of Planning and Public Affairs are creating a development plan for Clinton's "Liberty Square," a vacant, grassy plat of land between Liberty and Camanche avenues. Students in Tippie's Marketing program are developing new branding materials for the city. Throughout the year, graduate students from the School of Library and Information Science will help to tell the story of Clinton's important role in the Underground Railroad.