Meghann is the mom of 5 kids. She is a Lecturer at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an Owner/Partner at Brand Driven Digital. Meghann was elected to the Coralville City Council in 2017 and is currently serving her first term. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Coralville Community Food Pantry (Vice-Chair) and on the DVIP Board of Directors. She is also a member of Johnson County's Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board. Meghann is passionate about her family, her community, and is a proud pop culture nerd.
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Guide to Fall Family Events in the Iowa City Area

The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and football season is here. Fall has arrived and with it comes autumn-themed, family-friendly events and activities! Start planning with this Guide to...

Tips for Surviving Youth Sports Tournaments From a Non-Sporty Parent

Confession: I am a completely clueless when it comes to sports. How clueless am I? Here's a partial list: I understand Quidditch better than football. I can name all of the major and minor...
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The Top 10 Best Parks and Playgrounds in the Iowa City Area

The Iowa City area is home to many beautiful parks and fun playgrounds. Local parks provide ways to connect with family and friends in our communities. A visit to the park doesn’t just bring...
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Non-Profit Spotlight: Domestic Violence Intervention Program

  The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) has been serving victim-survivors of intimate partner violence in the Iowa City area for more than 40 years. Like many non-profits, the ongoing pandemic has added many challenges to...

Try This: How to Make Easy Beef Totchos

When it comes to cooking, I'm out of practice. To be clear, I was never a great cook to begin with. When I began grad school five years ago, my husband took over the...

Election 2020: What You Need to Know in Johnson County

It's hard to believe, but Election Day is just around the corner! Many things have changed since we went to the polls four years ago. 2020 voters need to be aware of new requirements due...

Planning for a COVID-19 Winter

  We’re five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and there are no signs of it going away any time soon. (Related: wear your masks, please! It’s a simple, scientifically supported solution for slowing the spread). One...
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Why You Should Be Wearing a Mask in Public During this Pandemic

I’m going to cut to the chase. Wear. A. Mask. In. Public. I know it might feel weird. I know it might make some people feel embarrassed or weak (?). I know it feels uncomfortable. I...
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Staying Safe Outside During COVID-19

Outdoor exercise is a great way to enhance your physical and emotional well-being during the COVID-19 epidemic. Fortunately, residents of the Iowa City area have an abundance of outdoor recreation options. Local tails and...
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The Iowa Caucus: Where to Go + What to Expect

Iowans: we are in the home stretch! The final days of the Iowa caucus season are upon us. While I’m sure many of you will be grateful that the endless ads, door knocking, and...