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ChicaGO DASH and South Shore Transit Connect have reinstated fare collection, beginning TODAY, Jan 2, 2021. Valparaiso's...
01/02/2021

ChicaGO DASH and South Shore Transit Connect have reinstated fare collection, beginning TODAY, Jan 2, 2021. Valparaiso's transit services continue to practice safety protocols to reduce the risk for COVID 19. For all the details, visit:
https://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=580

Due to the continued wintery mix, Valparaiso  Public Works is dispatching crews this evening to continue salting and plo...
01/02/2021

Due to the continued wintery mix, Valparaiso Public Works is dispatching crews this evening to continue salting and plowing roads. Please drive carefully if you are traveling this evening.

Valparaiso Public Works crews have been applying salt throughout the city as freezing rain is accumulating on the roads....
01/01/2021

Valparaiso Public Works crews have been applying salt throughout the city as freezing rain is accumulating on the roads. Residents should expect this wintery mix for several hours throughout the day. Please use a high level of caution and drive carefully.

It’s HAPPENING! Valparaiso Fire Chief Chad Dutz was among the first responder/healthcare workers vaccinated for COVID-19...
12/22/2020

It’s HAPPENING! Valparaiso Fire Chief Chad Dutz was among the first responder/healthcare workers vaccinated for COVID-19 in our area. Many thanks to these frontline workers who have served the community all year! Valparaiso Fire

For the Christmas and New Year Holidays this year, there will be NO changes to the trash and recycle pickup. Thursday's ...
12/22/2020

For the Christmas and New Year Holidays this year, there will be NO changes to the trash and recycle pickup. Thursday's trash and recycle will be picked up as normal, between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm.
For the holidays, the office will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. We may be reached via phone at (844) 296-6810. Happy Holidays!

12/21/2020
Spreading Joy with Devany Barker

Recently the City of Valparaiso discovered an extraordinary third grader and special letter. Mayor Murphy introduces Devany Barker who reads her letter aloud as a special holiday message to Valparaiso and beyond -- inspiring us all to celebrate the holidays and ourselves. Please SHARE the joy and this post!

Mayor Murphy and Fire Chief Chad Dutz swore in two new firefighters today in a ceremony at City Hall. Congratulations an...
12/15/2020

Mayor Murphy and Fire Chief Chad Dutz swore in two new firefighters today in a ceremony at City Hall. Congratulations and Welcome to Jason Oxford and Ryan Brady.

Congratulations Probationary Firefighters Ryan Brady and Jason Oxford on being sworn into the Valparaiso Fire Department. #bestjobever

12/15/2020
Traffic Safety Projects

Humps vs. Bumps? Mayor Murphy shares some new traffic calming measures througout the city and shares the difference between speed humps and speed bumps.

12/11/2020
Shop & Dine Valpo

As we head into one of the last weekends before the holidays, we remind you to SHOP & DINE VALPO! Where will you be shopping in the coming days? Leave a HINT for where you'd like a gift certificate below!

Here’s a fun way to give your favorite local businesses a virtual shout out!1. Save, screenshot or share this Valpo Favo...
12/10/2020

Here’s a fun way to give your favorite local businesses a virtual shout out!
1. Save, screenshot or share this Valpo Favorites image
2. Add it to your Story or post on Facebook or Instagram
3. Fill in the blanks by tagging your favorite Valpo businesses
4. Encourage your friends to do the same!

12/08/2020
Shop & Dine Local

The City of Valparaiso wants to remind us all to Shop & Dine Local. Please watch (and SHARE!) this video to see how businesses are going the extra mile to provide safe and local options. Please visit ValparaisoEvents.com for a list of local businesses and think of them first this season.

Today Home Team Valpo student volunteers from VALE were hard at work in the Parkview neighborhood. To learn how you can ...
12/04/2020

Today Home Team Valpo student volunteers from VALE were hard at work in the Parkview neighborhood. To learn how you can get involved as a volunteer, donor or as a homeowner needing some help, visit HomeTeamValpo.org. Home Team Valpo is a city-inspired and volunteer-driven nonprofit partnership led by the City of Valparaiso and Habitat for Humanity.

Very cool to see Valparaiso highlighted as a quality place to live and work by Crain's Chicago Business. Check us out an...
12/02/2020
Northwest Indiana Offers Quality of Place

Very cool to see Valparaiso highlighted as a quality place to live and work by Crain's Chicago Business. Check us out and we love the picture of the VHS band in a past Popcorn Parade. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-content-studio/northwest-indiana-offers-quality-place

The best way to judge the quality of a community is to ask what it has to offer. Does it have the right ingredients for a good quality of life? Is it family friendly? Are existing businesses thriving and new businesses welcome? Does it have a mix of living options—urban, suburban, and rural? Does ...

Congratulations to Bob Westfall!  Mayor Matt Murphy has named him as Valparaiso's Good Neighbor recipient for 2020. The ...
12/01/2020

Congratulations to Bob Westfall! Mayor Matt Murphy has named him as Valparaiso's Good Neighbor recipient for 2020. The award recognizes exemplary commitment to the community. Westfall has been a valuable volunteer for Christmas In April, Rebuilding Together, ValPlayso (both times!), Kiwanis and Hilltop House. He has been instrumental in installing more than 50 wheelchair ramps throughout the community. For all the details and a list of all the nominees, visit http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/DocumentCenter/View/7853/Press-Release-Bob-Westfall-Named-Good-Neighbor-for-Valpo

With winter weather coming, Valparaiso Public Works Is sharing more information to keep us all safe. Please remember:• D...
11/30/2020

With winter weather coming, Valparaiso Public Works Is sharing more information to keep us all safe. Please remember:
• Don’t assume plow drivers see you. Their field of vision is
limited.
• Never pass plows on the right. Plows are pushing snow and
spreading sand to the right.
• Stay 70 feet (4 car length) from the maintenance vehicle so the
driver can see you.
• Know driving conditions before you leave home. If the weather
is bad, take it slow or don’t go.
• Be sure you can see and be seen: remove snow from your
vehicle’s windows, lights, brake lights and signals.
• Be sure you can see and be seen: remove snow from your
vehicle’s windows, lights, brake lights and signals..
• Allow extra time and take it slow!

There's SNOW In our forecast! The City of Valparaiso has created a helpful snow removal map showing  priority routes, an...
11/29/2020

There's SNOW In our forecast! The City of Valparaiso has created a helpful snow removal map showing priority routes, and has posted reminders, such as: avoid parking on the streets so plows can get through, do not place snow back in streets, slow down while driving and more. For the map, visit https://tinyurl.com/y4pag3q4 and find snow removal tips at https://tinyurl.com/yyselafv

11/28/2020
Valpo Parks

Join the City of Valparaiso and Valpo Parks for this virtual tree lighting celebration. May these lights remind us of the warmth we feel for each other here in Valparaiso and the gratitude we feel for all who are working so hard to keep us safe and healthy, teaching our children, stocking our shelves and working together in so many ways. Wishing you all the best this holiday season, from the City of Valparaiso.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Valparaiso!

While in many ways the holidays look very different this year, the warmth we feel for others may be greater than ever. Due to the challenges we have all faced in 2020, please allow this tree of lights and the spirit of the holiday season to serve as a beacon of hope. Although Covid-19 has prevented us from having a large community gathering, the downtown tree and street lights will be illuminated throughout the holiday season for all to enjoy!

As we continue to think positively and highlight the good in the world, it’s our privilege to assist the City of Valparaiso in introducing the Good Neighbor recognition program. The Good Neighbor award highlights an individual who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to their neighborhood and the greater community. Join us in congratulating the very first Good Neighbor recipient, Mr. Bob Westfall. Congratulations, Bob and thank you for all you have done for our community throughout the years!

From all of us to you, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday.

11/26/2020

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