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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Joe Baczynski Named Good Neighbor

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The City of Valparaiso has named Joe Baczynski as its Good Neighbor recipient for 2022, recognizing his exemplary commitment to the community. “Joe Baczynski gives generously of his time and energy to support veterans, seniors, children and the V...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Valparaiso Leaf Pickup

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The City of Valparaiso will begin its annual curbside leaf pick-ups from October 24 through December 2, weather permitting, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The City has four leaf collection zones and will rotate continuously. 

 

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Valpo Announces Temporary Roundabout Restrictions

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Portions of the roundabout at Vale Park Road and State Road 49 will be closed the week of October 10, 2022, to allow for stormwater upgrades and road resurfacing. “This is a well-traveled roadway, and the necessary maintenance will address histo...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

October Open House for Sports Campus

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The City of Valparaiso and Valpo Parks will host an informative Open House to share plans for the new Valpo Sports & Recreation Campus...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Art Walk and Talk

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The City of Valparaiso will host an Art Walk and Talk at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19 at the Valparaiso Art Walk, located at Cumberland Crossing near the Valparaiso Family YMCA. The Art Walk is a free outdoor sculpture exhibit appealing to all ages. A...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

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: September 22, 2022

Valpo Receives AA Bond Rating

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The City of Valparaiso has retained its “AA/Stable” bond rating, based on the city’s strong financial oversight, resources, and overall performance, according to an analysis conducted by Standard & Poor’s Global...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Valpo Offers Neighborhood Grants for 2023

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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 cy...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Hosek, Stalmah Named to Advisory Human Relations Council

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Cameron Hosek and Katherine Stalmah have been named to the Advisory Human Relations Council for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “We welcome Cameron and Katherine to the Council and thank them for sharing their time and insig...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Valpo Presents Funds to Nonprofits

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As provided in the adopted plan under the American Rescue Plan Act, the City of Valparaiso is presenting funds to support local nonprofit organizations that serve the Valparaiso community. “When planning the distribution of the funds, we looked ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Valpo Swears In Mayor's Youth Council

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The City of Valparaiso has announced the candidates for the 2022-2023 Mayor’s Youth Council and will swear in the new class during the City Council meeting on August 22, at Valparaiso City Hall. “We’re excited to welcome our second group of students to th...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Valpo's Original Water Tower Gets an Update

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In a high-profile infrastructure project, the City of Valparaiso’s original water tower – located at Tower Park on Franklin Street – is getting a fresh new finish, inside and out this summer, preserving its surfaces into the ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

City Council to Consider New Rates to Sustain Trash and Recycling Service

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After a thorough review of its trash and recycling service as well as competitive data, the City of Valparaiso has announced a proposed rate increase to make the service sustainable. “We’ve analyzed efficiencies and compared our rates to other co...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Paving & Preservation Projects

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City shares aggressive plans to enhance infrastructure, including roadways, alleys, sidewalks and pathways  

The City of Valparaiso is sharing an aggressive schedule of infrastructure projects this season, working strateg...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

New Traffic Signal Coming at SR 130 and Froberg Road

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To enhance safety, a new traffic signal will be installed at the State Road 130 and Froberg Road intersection in Valparaiso, announced Valparaiso’s Engineering Director Mike Jabo. The signal will begin with a flashing light in the first days of ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Canadian National Crossing in Valpo to Close for Upgrades

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The Canadian National railroad crossing at Calumet Avenue (located between Bush Street and Billings Street) is scheduled to close July 25-29 for repair and repaving by Canadian National Railroad, announced the City of Valparaiso. “We welcome the...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

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 22, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Indiana Beverage Activity Center (attached to Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza). Topics w...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Valpo Announces Cooling Center Locations

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The City of Valparaiso has partnered with a number of community organizations to offer cooling centers to help residents during the upcoming heat wave and reminds the community of the CARE program, which checks on residents who may need extra assistance. ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Birds of Paradise Takes Flight

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The City of Valparaiso’s Birds of Paradise sculpture scavenger hunt took flight with a kickoff at the Rotary Library Garden, complete with the artists, sponsors, and family-friendly crafts and entertainment. The Birds of Paradise scavenger hunt ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Peterson to Replace Douglas on City Council

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Harry Peterson has been sworn in on the Valparaiso City Council, as an at-large member. Peterson was chosen by a unanimous Republican caucus to replace George Douglas who resigned on April 1 to accept the position of Development Director for the City of V...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Valpo Supports Respite House Project

As part of the City of Valparaiso’s recently introduced plan for allotting ARPA funds, $150,000 was allocated for a project being spearheaded by Mitch Peters and Respite House.  The ambitious project is to build and manage a residential facility ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Silhavy Road to Close April 18 for Railroad Crossing Repairs

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Silhavy Road will be closed from Evans Avenue south to LaPorte Avenue beginning April 18 for reconstruction of the railroad crossing as the roadway project continues, announced City Engineer Mike Jabo. “While we regret the inconvenience...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Valpo Named Indiana's First Monarch City, USA

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The City of Valparaiso has become Indiana’s first Monarch City, USA, recognized by the nonprofit organization Monarch City, USA, for the city’s work to support the monarch population by providing habitats and awareness. “As a...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Valpo Invites Applications for Mayor's Youth Council

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The City of Valparaiso is inviting youth to apply for a place on the second 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 me...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Valpo Approves Plans for ARPA Distribution

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The Valparaiso City Council has passed a resolution to serve as a blueprint for spending the funds allotted to the City of Valparaiso through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). A total of $7.6 million was allocated to the City of Valparaiso by Congress ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

George Douglas Named Development Director

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George Douglas has been named Director of Development for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The new position integrates the roles of Economic Development Director and Redevelopment Director, creating a unified office dedicated to attrac...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Valpo Awards Neighborhood Grants

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The City of Valparaiso has awarded 20 new grants in the 2021 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, providing $205,000 in funds to support neighborhood unity and community improvements. Coupled with the matching investments by the neighborhoods themselve...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Valpo Promotes New Greyhound Bus Stop

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The City of Valparaiso has an added transit option for residents, with the addition of a Greyhound stop, connecting riders to popular Indiana destinations, such as Indianapolis, Carmel, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Bloomington and more, as well as connection to...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Uptown Project for Workforce Housing Begins

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Developers for Uptown Apartments, along with city representatives and nonprofit partners, including the Hope Center of Valparaiso and Family Scholar House, kicked off the transformation of Uptown Apartments into workforce housing units on March 8. The pro...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Birds of Paradise Sculpture Scavenger Hunt

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The City of Valparaiso has announced a new sculpture scavenger hunt for its downtown, highlighting the work of local artists. Titled “Birds of Paradise,” the scavenger hunt features 10 original sculptures depicting native birds, hidden...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Valpo Announces Parks Initiative for All Generations

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In an initiative called “Valpo for All Generations,” the City of Valparaiso and Valpo Parks have introduced a bold plan to expand and upgrade parks and programming that will serve all ages for generations to come. Mayor Matt Murphy led the presentation by...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Valpo Invites Participants to City Government Academy

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To encourage community engagement, the City of Valparaiso offers a seven-week City Government Academy as an opportunity for residents to learn about how city government works in Valparaiso. “So far 75 people have graduated from our City Government Academy...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Ellen DeMartinis Named to Human Relations Council

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Ellen DeMartinis has been named to the Advisory Human Relations Council for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Ellen DeMartinis has worked tirelessly for decades to advocate for others,” said Murphy. &ld...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Harry Peterson Named to Valparaiso Plan Commission

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Harry Peterson has been named to the Valparaiso Plan Commission, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “Harry is a committed leader with a demonstrated interest in the future of our community. We’re delighted to add his expertise to ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Valpo Introduces Transformative Downtown Development

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The City of Valparaiso has announced several transformative projects for the city’s downtown, adding housing, parking, retail space and job opportunities, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The $37 million development includes new apartment housing, r...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Roy Summerville Named to Human Relations Council

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Roy Summerville has been named to the Advisory Human Relations Council for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Roy Summerville is a newcomer to city government who brings a fresh perspective from working within the com...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Don Clark Named to Valpo Park Board

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Don Clark has been named to the Valparaiso Park Board, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “Don Clark has deep roots in Valparaiso and an extensive background in athletics and wellness. We’re very pleased to add his insight to our ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Mayor Murphy Shares Valparaiso Strategic Plan

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The City of Valparaiso has completed a new strategic plan as a roadmap to move the city forward, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy at the City Council meeting on Jan. 10, 2022. “A strategic plan is a valuable tool to help us align...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Valpo Named Clay Patton to Plan Commission

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Clay Patton has been named to the Valparaiso Plan Commission, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “Clay Patton is a dedicated professional and community leader. We’re very fortunate to add his talent and commitment to the Plan Comm...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Katrina Spence-Smock Named to AHRC

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Katrina Spence-Smock has been named to the Advisory Human Relations Council for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Katrina Spence-Smock is a demonstrated and committed community advocate. We’re grateful to a...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Valpo Updates Warming Centers

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The City of Valparaiso has coordinated with local efforts to announce the availability of Warming Centers available when temperatures and wind chills dip below freezing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19, Warming Centers encourage masks and social distancing...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Valpo Transit Introduced Digital Signs

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The City of Valparaiso’s Transit Department has introduced six digital signs, placed throughout the city at major bus stops, including the downtown Michigan Avenue transfer station, HealthLinc, Town & Country, Housing Opportunities, ValPLAYs...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Valpo Prepares for Winter

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In preparation for impending winter weather, the City of Valparaiso is reminding residents of snow emergency plans and reintroducing a snow removal map, indicating priority streets, neighborhoods and cul-de sacs. “Our top priority is the safety ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Journeyman Breaks Ground in Valpo

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On Dec. 3, Journeyman Distillery officially broke ground on a historic restoration project in Valparaiso, transforming the formerly abandoned Anco windshield wiper factory into a 140,000-square foot destination which includes plans for a distillery, brewe...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Leaf Pickup Extended Until December 10, 2021

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The City of Valparaiso began its annual curbside leaf pick-up on Oct. 18, 2021.  Due to the warmer temperatures, there was a delay in leaves falling this year compared to 2020.  To offset the delay, the City of Valparaiso asks residents ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Valpo Looks to Solar Power for City Facilities

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The City of Valparaiso is planning to install solar panels to assist powering several City facilities, saving the City more than $130,000 annually in electrical costs and simultaneously creating clean energy, according to Valparaiso City Services Director...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Susie Hord Named Good Neighbor

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The City of Valparaiso has named Susie Hord as its Good Neighbor recipient for 2021, recognizing her exemplary commitment to the community. “Susie Hord has a heart for families, children, her College Hill neighborhood and the elderly. She quietl...

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