The team at the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is ready to assist visitors, residents, partners and planners in any way possible. The organization has staff working in meeting and sport sales, servicing, marketing, finance and partnership.
Iowa City community in three words: Warm, Cultured, Curious.
Where you’ll find me on weekends: Riding my bike, watching wrestling, or eating sushi with my wife and boys.
Why I stay here: There is no better community that I want to raise my family. Education is valued, critical discourse is revered, and hard work is honored.
Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration
Insider tip for visitors: Go off the beaten path. Find a dive bar or remote trail and get lost for a little bit.
Best local experience: The Flying Tomato pizza and your drink of choice at Wig & Pen, followed by a walk up the hill to a Hawkeye basketball game.
Why I stay here: The many diverse opportunities for my kids to learn, play, and grow.
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Where you’ll find me on weekends: Enjoying a local restaurant with friends, shopping in downtown Iowa City, or exploring Kent Park or Lake Macbride with my family.
What I love about Iowa City: There is something for everyone here – amazing food, beautiful trails and live music.
First Iowa City memory: Dancing and playing on the old fountain downtown with my mom and sister during the Friday Night Concert Series.
Vice President of Sales & Event Experience
Inside tip to visitors: Check out the local shopping! There are so many gems of locally owned store and boutiques.
Why I stay here: The incredible sense of community and inclusiveness you feel by living here. People are so welcoming. It is a perfect place to raise a family.
One thing about the area that most people don’t know: The wide array of things to do in the area. With such a variety of food, music, art, culture, shopping, & sporting options there is something for everyone here!
Vice President of Public Affairs
First Iowa City memory: When I was seven years old, my aunt took me to the Museum of Natural History followed by lunch in downtown Iowa City. I knew even then how special Iowa City is.
Iowa City in three words: Always forward thinking.
What I love about Iowa City: The food. The amount of talent and experience our local chefs have makes it difficult to choose a restaurant…they are all so good!
Director of Sports Development
Best local experience: On November 14, 2015, over 42,000 people watched a wrestling match between Iowa and Oklahoma State in Kinnick Stadium for Grapple on the Gridiron. Five hours later, 70,000+ fans watched watched Iowa football beat Minnesota in the same stadium. This is the record for attendance to a wrestling dual meet.
What I love about Iowa City: It’s a place that has big city amenities with a small town feel.
Where you’ll find me on weekends: Spending time with my wife and kids and riding my bicycle.
Manager of Video & Digital Marketing
Insider tip for visitors: Check out the Iowa River Landing in Coralville. There you can find several awesome shops and restaurants. For beer lovers, make sure to try out our local breweries.
My favorite local experience: Football Saturdays. There isn’t much of a better time than tailgating for a Hawkeye game and cheering them on inside Kinnick Stadium.
What I love about the Iowa City area: There is always something to do. The Iowa City area is almost like a city that never sleeps with constant events throughout the year.
Sports Development Manager
Iowa City in three words: Wrestling Town USA 🙂
Director of Events
Favorite Iowa City memory: Tailgating outside of Kinnick during college and celebrating Hawkeye wins!
Why I stay here: The accepting community that pushes each other to be better and have fun while doing it.
What I love about Iowa City: The opportunity to engage in something every weekend. This place feels like home with all of the great restaurants, shops, and activities.
Visitor Services Assistant
First Iowa City memory: Visiting the Museum of Natural History on the Pentacrest.
Why I stay here: Easy access to health care, the excitement of sports, local theatres, educational opportunities for all ages, and a continual lifetime opportunity for financial security.
What I love about Iowa City: It is an area where there is deep respect for history, but there is also a continual movement for change to make lives better for future generations