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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Valpo Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

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The City of Valparaiso has once again been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists, announced Parks Director Kevin Nuppnau. Valparaiso joins just 14 other communities in the State of Indiana to be ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 13, 2020

Valpo Highlights March as Disability Awareness Month

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Joining with the State of Indiana in recognizing March as Disability Awareness Month, the City of Valparaiso is featuring activities and opportunities to make us all better allies. “Disability Awareness Month is an opportunity to come together, become mor...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Valpo Reminds Community of Snow Removal Plan

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To prepare for further winter weather, the City of Valparaiso is reminding residents of snow event plans and sharing the city’s snow removal map, indicating priority streets, neighborhoods and cul-de sacs. “Our top priority is the safety of our community....

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Valpo Launches Lead-Safe Inventory for Water Service Lines

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The City of Valparaiso is launching a program to complete a full inventory of the city’s water service lines, including those in residences, announced Matt Zurbriggen, Deputy City Services Director for the City of Valparaiso. The inventory is re...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Bill Durnell Named to Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission

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Bill Durnell has been named to the Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission, announced Mayor Jon Costas. “Bill has proven leadership experience, keen analytical skills and a longstanding commitment to the Valparaiso community. We look forward to his f...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Valpo to Pause South Shore Connect Service

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The City of Valparaiso will pause the South Shore Connect service, effective January 1, 2024. The service currently provides bus transportation between the Valparaiso’s transit parking lot on Brown Street and Valparaiso University to the Dune Park South S...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Loose Leaf Pickup Extended An Additional Week

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The City of Valparaiso will extend its curbside leaf pick-up for an additional week until December 8, due to the recent colder temps and inclement weather, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The additional week of pick-up will allow residents to do one...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Kevin Cornett Named Good Neighbor

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The City of Valparaiso has named Kevin Cornett as its Good Neighbor recipient for 2023, recognizing his exemplary commitment to the community. “Kevin Cornett is committed to his neighbors and to the Valparaiso community, giving his time...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

Kevin Nuppnau Named Exceptional Young Professional

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Valparaiso Parks Director Kevin Nuppnau has been awarded the Exceptional Young Professional Award by the Indiana Park & Recreation Association. The award is presented to a professional 35 years old or younger who exhibits initiative, innovation and co...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Tom Gooding Named to Utilities Board

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Tom Gooding has been named to the Valparaiso Utilities Board, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “We’re very pleased to have Tom Gooding join this important board for the City. Tom’s expertise in business and leadership,...

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Posted on: November 10, 2023

Holiday Recycling Additions

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To accommodate the community’s increased volume for curbside recycling service during the holiday season, the City of Valparaiso City Services department has announced expanded service during the holiday season. “We’ve added ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Off Season Brush and Yard Waste Pickup

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Due to the decreased demand for brush and yard waste collection during the winter months, the City of Valparaiso’s City Services division will offer brush and yard waste services by appointment only during the off-season of January through March...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

City Mourns VU Student Varun Raj Pucha

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The City of Valparaiso joins Valparaiso University in mourning the loss of VU student Varun Raj Pucha. “Our hearts go out to Varun’s family and friends in this heartbreaking loss. The Valparaiso community has been shocked by this senseless tragedy and is ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Valpo Seeks Artists for Utility Box Design

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The City of Valparaiso and its Art Advisory Committee seek designs from local artists to expand the utility box art program throughout the Valparaiso community.  The utility box art program was created by the City’s Redevelopment Commis...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Valpo Police Deportment Continues CALEA Path

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The Valparaiso Police Department has recently completed its annual assessment for accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and is on track for receiving its fifth award of accreditation in 2024. “We c...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Lake Cable Holds Opening

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Lake Cable and the City of Valparaiso celebrated Lake Cable’s newly expanded Valparaiso location at 2300 E. Evans Avenue with an opening ceremony today. Lake Cable purchased the building formerly owned by Regal Beloit and is expanding its Valpar...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Bob Thompson Named Deputy Engineer for City of Valpo

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Bob Thompson has been named Deputy Engineer for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “We’re so pleased to have someone with Bob’s extensive experience and expertise on our engineering team. His diverse backgro...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Valpo Announces Leaf Pickup

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The City of Valparaiso will begin its annual curbside leaf pick-ups from Oct. 23 through Dec. 1, weather permitting, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The City has four leaf collection zones and crews will rotate zones continuously. ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

City of Valpo Preserve Historic Bricks in Downtown Project

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As the City of Valparaiso adds housing and parking in The Linc and Lincoln Highway Garage projects, city leaders are also working to preserve history. “We’ve been very careful to ensure the new facilities match the historic charm of our downtown and we’re...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Valpo Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor Award

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The City of Valparaiso is seeking nominations for its annual Good Neighbor Recognition, launched in 2020 to highlight an individual who demonstrates exemplary commitment to their neighborhood and the greater community through volunteerism and service. &am...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Rod Gayda & Jeff Lamb Named to Valpo Utilities Board

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Rod Gayda and Jeff Lamb have been named to the Valparaiso Utilities Board, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “We’re so pleased to have Rod Gayda and Jeff Lamb join this important board for the City. Their leadership and business ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Valpo Art Walk Features 17 New Works

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The City of Valparaiso has unveiled 17 new works in its Art Walk at Cumberland Crossing, located at the northeast corner of Cumberland Drive and Vale Park Road. The new pieces are metal sculptures created by brothers Greg and Alex Mendez of Decatur, India...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Transformative Downtown Development Breaks Ground in Valpo

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VALPARAISO, IN - The City of Valparaiso and HighGround, a subsidiary of Hageman, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for two transformational downtown projects. The combined $54.4 million development includes The Linc, a multi-use apartment and retail de...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Valpo Wins for Indiana's Green Project of the Year

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The City of Valparaiso has been named Indiana’s Green Project of the Year by Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) for the City’s solar power initiative. The award recognizes Indiana’s leading project for sustainable develo...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Valpo Arborists Certified

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Two more arborists from the City of Valparaiso have become certified as Incidental Line Clearance Arborists utilizing the ACRT, Inc curriculum. ACRT is the largest licensed arboriculture training organization in North America. Justin Mayer and Anthony San...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Valpo to Host Info Session for Neighborhood Grants

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The City of Valparaiso will host an information session for neighborhood representatives to learn more about Neighborhood Improvement grants and how to apply. The session will be held at 5:30 pm on Sept. 6, at Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway.&nbs...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Valpo Adds New Stops on Franklin Street

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The City of Valparaiso has added two new all-way stop signs on Franklin Street, at the intersection with Chicago Street and Jefferson Street, announced Max Rehlander, Engineering Director. “Based on an analysis of traffic counts and pedestrian m...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Sports & Recreation Campus

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Mayor Murphy has released the following update on the status of the Valpo Sports & Recreation Campus project:

 

The concept for the sports and recreation campus has always been a project for the community and by the community. We collectively s...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Paul Pryor Named IT Director

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Paul Pryor has been named IT Director for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. Pryor replaces Ron Ziolkowski who has retired after 25 years of service for the City of Valparaiso. “We thank Ron Ziolkowski for his years of service and welcom...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Valpo Offers Neighborhood Grants for 2024

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The City of Valparaiso is inviting neighborhoods to submit applications for the annual Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, announced Maggie Clifton, Valparaiso’s Community Engagement Director. Applications for the upcoming grant cycle will b...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Valpo Swears in Mayor's Youth Council

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The City of Valparaiso has sworn in a new class for the 2023-2024 Mayor’s Youth Council. “We’re excited to welcome our third group of students to the Mayor’s Youth Council. The Council is an opportunity for students...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Valpo Reaches Mid-Point in Paving Progress

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The City of Valparaiso has reached the mid-way point in its seasonal paving for streets and sidewalks, according to the City’s Engineering Department. “We’re pleased with the progress we’ve made, in arterial areas a...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Valpo Names New Assistant Chief of Police

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Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy and Police Chief Andrew McIntyre have named Detective Sergeant Mark LaMotte as the next Assistant Chief of Police for the Valparaiso Police Department. LaMotte will officially assume his new responsibilities on October 2, 2023...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Announcing New Leadership for City Services

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The City of Valparaiso has announced new leadership for the Valparaiso City Services division, which provides comprehensive services, including water, wastewater, streets, solid waste, recycling collection and snow removal. Matt Zurbriggen&nb...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Cheryl Lutey Named Chief Human Resources Officer for City of Valpo

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Cheryl Lutey has been named Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. Lutey brings over 39 years of human resource management experience, most recently as a regional human resource director. Lutey has also earn...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Rehlander, Laird to Lead Engineering for Valparaiso

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The City of Valparaiso has named Max Rehlander as Interim Engineering Director and Bill Laird as Interim Chief Deputy Engineer, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Both Max and Bill have demonstrated their excellence and engineering expertise on behal...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Valpo Sports & Recreation Campus is Coming

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Valpo Parks has initiated bids for work on the city’s newest and largest park, the Valpo Sports & Recreation Campus. Bids for Phase I are due in July for work to begin later this summer on the park, located on the city’s east side,...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Valpo Receives Grant to Address Substance Abuse

The City of Valparaiso has been awarded a grant of $211,335.07 through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction to help fund a Community Recovery Care Coordinator for people looking t...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Railroad Crossing Work Continues in Valpo

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Work on Canadian National railroad crossings continues in Valparaiso, requiring short-term closures and detours as upgrades continue. “We continue to work closely with Canadian National to facilitate projects that improve crossings for ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Valpo to Host Neighborhood Workshop

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To further promote neighborhood engagement, the City of Valparaiso is hosting a Neighborhood Workshop on Wednesday, June 14, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway. Neighborhood Workshops provide an opportunity for neighborhood represe...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Valpo Shares Downtown Project Plan

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In anticipation of transformative downtown projects, the City of Valparaiso is sharing staging details for the Lincoln Highway Garage, The Linc and related infrastructure improvements to enhance sidewalks, streetscape and underground utilities. “We are ex...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Kevin Nuppnau Named Valpo Parks Director

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Kevin Nuppnau has been named Valpo Parks Director, effective July 1, 2023. Nuppnau has been with Valpo Parks since 2018, leading key projects, such as Creekside Trails, the new Flounder & Friends Skatepark and the city’s newest and largest p...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

John Seibert Announces Retirement as Valpo Parks Director

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After more than 34 years of service to the City of Valparaiso, Valpo Parks Director John Seibert has announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2023. “Serving as Director of Valparaiso Parks has been the professional privilege of my life and I ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Valpo Invites Applications for Mayor's Youth Council

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The City of Valparaiso is inviting youth to apply to join the annual Mayor’s Youth Council, designed to encourage youth to interact with City government, build leadership skills and enhance civic engagement. The Council will include 15-20 member...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Valpo Celebrates Trees with Planting Events

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The City of Valparaiso is celebrating trees with upcoming tree planting events and inviting the community to get involved. “As we look ahead to both Arbor Day and Earth Day, we wanted to mark these special days with tree plantings that gather ne...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Recycling Education Campaign to Launch

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To make recycling more efficient and sustainable, the City of Valparaiso is launching an education campaign reminding the community about what and how to recycle, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “We have heard from the community that they want Val...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Mike Jessen to Leave City of Valpo to Lead Boys & Girls Club

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Valparaiso’s City Administrator Mike Jessen will leave his position with the City of Valparaiso on May 1 to become President and Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. &a...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Valpo Awards Neighborhood Grants

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The City of Valparaiso has announced the awarding of 20 new grants in the 2023 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, providing $216,175 in funds to support neighborhood unity and community improvements. Coupled with the matching investments by the neigh...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Jason Benetti to Appear in Valparaiso on Disability Awareness

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As part of the City of Valparaiso’s recognition of March as Disability Awareness Month, the City and sponsors will host a free presentation by Jason Benetti at 6:00 pm on March 21, 2023, at Ivy Tech Valparaiso, 3100 Ivy Tech Dr. Benetti is a nat...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Valpo to Highlight March as Disability Awareness Month

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To advance disability awareness, education and inclusion, the City of Valparaiso has announced activities marking March as Disability Awareness Month. “As a community, we strive to be a welcoming city where diversity is appreciated and viewed as...

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