The University of Iowa



Thirty minutes south of Iowa City, Washington, a town of 8,000, has invested significantly in its community and infrastructure over the last 10 years. A beautiful downtown square complete with new streetscapes and a LEED-certified public library illustrate the vibrancy of the community. Washington began to build upon these improvements through partnering with the IISC to enhance the city's marketing, tourism efforts, and land development.

Washington Projects


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Animal Shelter Public Relations & Fundraising Campaign

Students in a Fundraising and Philanthropy Communications class organized ideas for a non-profit animal shelter's fundraising campaign. Using research on the latest trends in fundraising and philanthropy, students evaluated the shelter's past...
Washington Iowa Clock Tower

Community Branding

Marketing Institute students worked with the Washington Chamber of Commerce to rebrand the community as an attractive destination. Students created a contemporary Activities Guide that provides information on community events, where to eat and visit...
Hometown Inn and Suites

Hotel/Motel Tax Strategic Communications

Journalism students in the Strategic Communications Writing course researched and produced marketing materials for use by the Washington Chamber of Commerce for promotion of the hotel/motel tax. Washington, Iowa is currently one of the only...

Regional Stormwater Control

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, students completed a regional hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of the watershed in the northwest and southeast areas of the City of Washington...

Washington Free Public Library Mural Painting

Through a partnership with Arts Share , Erin Rappleye, a University of Iowa Masters of Fine Arts graduate student, designed a 2-story mural for the Washington Public Library as part of an effort to provide public art in the alleyway and enhance...
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Washington Iowa Wellness Park

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the students had the opportunity to complete the engineering plans for locating and constructing ball fields, new trails, parking facilities, and...