Bergus is a former local government employee now working as an attorney with a specialty in dispute mediation, which would be a great asset to the council.Read More
I’m voting for Laura Bergus for City Council because I think she deserves a chance to try to square the circle between the discredited old guard and the dysfunctional side of the left and to work for dialogue and compromise across the spectrum in Iowa City.Read More
It's my background from municipal governance and serving as a mediator where I've been trained to take in opposing viewpoints and find common ground, to build consensus and creatively problem solve that makes me the best candidate for this job.Read More
I strongly believe downtown Iowa City must be ‘a place where people of all backgrounds and ages are drawn; a community where people feel welcome in an environment of mutual respect, in which they collaborate and make connections with one another; and where a shared community identity can flourish at the same time that differences and variety are valued.Read More
City council is a thankless job. It requires diligent study, inordinate patience, active listening skills and a full battery of problem-solving techniques. It also requires ineffable good nature. Very few people have all these things and a desire to serve.
Thankfully, Iowa City has Laura Bergus.Read More
Iowa City’s primary challenge in civic engagement is communication. Iowa City government must meet people where they are: in their neighborhoods and homes, not just city hall.”Read More
Laura is a fiercely passionate advocate for Iowa City and all it has to offer – she is also my resource when I want to learn more about different perspectives on an issue facing our community. Laura Bergus is a person who has a practical approach to tackling and responding to challenges and understands the importance of giving space for many experiences, backgrounds, and voices to be at the table. She’s a person I lean on when I need to consider and make an important decision and I am confident that she can be that person for Iowa City at large.Read More
I love our passion. Whether we agree or disagree on specific issues, we care deeply in this town. We care about education, the environment, housing, public safety, transportation, and the arts. This passion is energizing, and it motivates engagement in our business community, nonprofits, and schools. When this passion combines with empathy and humility, we are at our best: learning and teaching from each other’s wisdom and life experiences.Read More
Friday, Oct. 11
4 to 7 p.m.
2012 Sherman Dr., Iowa City
The Englert, which has been a catalyst for meaningful moments and memories in my own life, has also helped me understand the value of keeping spaces that bear the historic weight of community stories. To experience the Englert is to feel the importance of Iowa City’s cultural legacy.Read More
Monday, Sept. 23
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Java House, 713 Mormon Trek Blvd
Meeting my neighbors from all over our community has been unequivocally positive. I’ve heard from so many people who, like me, love Iowa City, and want their city to do more for more people. With a city council that listens to its constituents, learns from experts, and acts to solve the problems we face, we can make Iowa City a better place for everyone. I’m excited for the opportunity to return to local public service.Read More
Sunday, Sept. 8
2 to 4 p.m.
Riverfront Crossings Park, 1101 S. Clinton St.
Sunday, Sept. 14
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
La Regia Taqueria, 436 Highway 1
Saturday, Aug. 24
12 to 4 p.m.
Downtown Iowa City
Sunday, Aug. 17
1 to 2 p.m.
The Encounter Cafe, 376 S Clinton St.
Sunday, July 28
1 to 2 p.m.
Deluxe Cakes and Pastries, 812 S Summit St.
Sunday, July 14
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Dodge Street Coffeehouse, 2790 N Dodge St.