Reigniting the Mayor’s Youth Commission in Clinton

After a hiatus, the City of Clinton has restarted the Mayor's Youth Commission.  The Mayor’s Youth Commission was established to be composed of students between the grades of 7th grade and the 1st year of college who reside within the city limits of Clinton.  The commission is be an advisory body to the City Council making recommendations to the City Council on matters that are of interest to the youth of the community.  Students in the course Public Policy and Persuasion will assist in the organization and relaunching of the program, with a focus on exploring best practices from similar co


Maquoketa River WMA Governance and Organizational Effectiveness

Clinic law students, who are second or third-year students at the University of Iowa College of Law participating in the Community Empowerment Law Project (CELP), worked with Maquoketa River WMA officials to improve organizational effectiveness and develop strategies to help achieve short and long terms organizational goals. 

Gender Equity in Maquoketa

Maquoketa Gender Equity Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with Maquoketa leaders to develop a set of proposed policy solutions to balance the gender distribution of individuals in public positions.  

MPA students with Maquoketa City Council

Maquoketa City Council Goal Setting and Onboarding

In conjunction with the Maquoketa City Council, second-year students in the Master of Public Affairs program assisted the Council in goal setting, updating best practices for governance, and developing onboarding materials for future elected officials.  

The City of Maquoketa has a population of about 6,100 and is located in Jackson County in east-central Iowa along Highways 61 and 64. Maquoketa is a county seat and a regional leader in arts and entertainment, healthcare, historic preservation, and recreation.