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Attend a free Neighborhood Workshop on June 16, 6-7 pm at the Urschel Pavilion in Central Park Plaza! Connect with other...
06/03/2021

Attend a free Neighborhood Workshop on June 16, 6-7 pm at the Urschel Pavilion in Central Park Plaza! Connect with others and learn about neighborhood opportunities for tree plantings, grants, Home Team Valpo and more. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/ConnectValpo. Read the full release here: http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/DocumentCenter/View/8249/Press-Release-Valpo-to-Host-Neighborhood-Workshop

Attend a free Neighborhood Workshop on June 16, 6-7 pm at the Urschel Pavilion in Central Park Plaza! Connect with others and learn about neighborhood opportunities for tree plantings, grants, Home Team Valpo and more. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/ConnectValpo. Read the full release here: http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/DocumentCenter/View/8249/Press-Release-Valpo-to-Host-Neighborhood-Workshop

05/31/2021
In observance of Memorial Day, trash/recycling pick-ups will be delayed by ONE DAY next week:Monday's pick up will be on...
05/28/2021

In observance of Memorial Day, trash/recycling pick-ups will be delayed by ONE DAY next week:
Monday's pick up will be on Tuesday
Tuesday's pick up will be on Wednesday
Wednesday's pick up will be on Thursday
Thursday's pick up will be on Friday

In observance of Memorial Day, trash/recycling pick-ups will be delayed by ONE DAY next week:
Monday's pick up will be on Tuesday
Tuesday's pick up will be on Wednesday
Wednesday's pick up will be on Thursday
Thursday's pick up will be on Friday

Congratulations GRADUATES! Come on out on Sunday and cheer them on. Here's the route...Valparaiso Community Schools, Val...
05/27/2021

Congratulations GRADUATES! Come on out on Sunday and cheer them on. Here's the route...
Valparaiso Community Schools, Valparaiso Police Department, Valparaiso Fire

Congratulations GRADUATES! Come on out on Sunday and cheer them on. Here's the route...
Valparaiso Community Schools, Valparaiso Police Department, Valparaiso Fire

The Backpacks and Snacks program has ended for the school year, delivering 248 backpack meals and 187 hot lunches since ...
05/26/2021

The Backpacks and Snacks program has ended for the school year, delivering 248 backpack meals and 187 hot lunches since it began in January. Mayor Murphy and the Valparaiso Police Department were pleased to help Valpo families with this valuable assistance. People helping people!

The Backpacks and Snacks program has ended for the school year, delivering 248 backpack meals and 187 hot lunches since it began in January. Mayor Murphy and the Valparaiso Police Department were pleased to help Valpo families with this valuable assistance. People helping people!

A sure sign of the season: the Splash Pad Is OPEN!
05/25/2021

A sure sign of the season: the Splash Pad Is OPEN!

Exciting News!! Our Splash Pad in the Northwest Health Amphitheater will be open for the 2021 season, starting tomorrow, Monday, May 24th. Hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7 Days a week.

Please note that hours maybe adjusted depending on events. We encourage you to check our website (CentralParkPlazaValpo.com) prior to coming out.

The latest edition of our City Talk Now newsletter is LIVE. Click here to learn more about The Valpo Invests in Business...
05/25/2021

The latest edition of our City Talk Now newsletter is LIVE. Click here to learn more about The Valpo Invests in Business grant, Neighborhood grants, upcoming events (like the Valparaiso Market and Memorial Day observance), the $1 million Community Crossing grant and more: https://conta.cc/3f4czYW. Subscribe now so you don't miss an issue!

The latest edition of our City Talk Now newsletter is LIVE. Click here to learn more about The Valpo Invests in Business grant, Neighborhood grants, upcoming events (like the Valparaiso Market and Memorial Day observance), the $1 million Community Crossing grant and more: https://conta.cc/3f4czYW. Subscribe now so you don't miss an issue!

We're pleased to report that INDOT has completed the work at the 49 overpass/Vale Park Road AHEAD of schedule. The roadw...
05/24/2021

We're pleased to report that INDOT has completed the work at the 49 overpass/Vale Park Road AHEAD of schedule. The roadway is now OPEN! Thank you for your patience.

We're pleased to report that INDOT has completed the work at the 49 overpass/Vale Park Road AHEAD of schedule. The roadway is now OPEN! Thank you for your patience.

Mayor Murphy was featured on Regionally Speaking today chatting about upcoming plans, paving, new businesses and jobs, H...
05/20/2021
Regionally Speaking, Thursday, May 20, 2021

Mayor Murphy was featured on Regionally Speaking today chatting about upcoming plans, paving, new businesses and jobs, Home Team Valpo and more. Check out the audio interview here.

Today: Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy is on "Regionally Speaking" with an update on what's going on in the city. Northwest Indiana resident and author Brian

Mayor Murphy kicked off the City’s first neighborhood walk of the season in Lakepointe Gardens this evening. The walk wa...
05/19/2021

Mayor Murphy kicked off the City’s first neighborhood walk of the season in Lakepointe Gardens this evening. The walk was a great opportunity for members of the Lakepointe HOA to discuss their neighborhood grant ideas with members of our city team. To learn more about our neighborhood grant program or to coordinate a walk in your neighborhood contact Maggie Clifton at [email protected].

Mayor Murphy kicked off the City’s first neighborhood walk of the season in Lakepointe Gardens this evening. The walk was a great opportunity for members of the Lakepointe HOA to discuss their neighborhood grant ideas with members of our city team. To learn more about our neighborhood grant program or to coordinate a walk in your neighborhood contact Maggie Clifton at [email protected].

Mayor Murphy, Fire Chief Chad Dutz and Police Chief Jeff Balon joined Governor Holcomb and safety professionals in dedic...
05/18/2021

Mayor Murphy, Fire Chief Chad Dutz and Police Chief Jeff Balon joined Governor Holcomb and safety professionals in dedicating the tactical building at the MAAC Foundation today. Valparaiso is fortunate to have this extraordinary safety training facility in our community! Valparaiso Police Department, Valparaiso Fire

Mayor Murphy, Fire Chief Chad Dutz and Police Chief Jeff Balon joined Governor Holcomb and safety professionals in dedicating the tactical building at the MAAC Foundation today. Valparaiso is fortunate to have this extraordinary safety training facility in our community! Valparaiso Police Department, Valparaiso Fire

This weekend we joined Home Team Valpo for a Spring CleanUp effort where we assisted homeowners and improved Parks space...
05/17/2021

This weekend we joined Home Team Valpo for a Spring CleanUp effort where we assisted homeowners and improved Parks spaces. City-inspired and volunteer-driven, Home Team Valpo supports neighborhoods one space at a time. See how YOU can help at HomeTeamValpo.org.

INDOT will be closing the Vale Park Road CR 400 N) overpass from May 18-28 to complete a maintenance project. Detours wi...
05/14/2021

INDOT will be closing the Vale Park Road CR 400 N) overpass from May 18-28 to complete a maintenance project. Detours will be marked. Please allow extra time and use alternate routes during construction. For full details, visit https://tinyurl.com/Overpass49

INDOT will be closing the Vale Park Road CR 400 N) overpass from May 18-28 to complete a maintenance project. Detours will be marked. Please allow extra time and use alternate routes during construction. For full details, visit https://tinyurl.com/Overpass49

Hydrant flushing is underway! This flushing improves water quality and sustains the water distribution system. Flushing ...
05/13/2021

Hydrant flushing is underway! This flushing improves water quality and sustains the water distribution system. Flushing is between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm and will continue for approximately 6 weeks. If you experience discolored water, run the cold water in the bathtub for 5-10 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary maintenance may present. For questions, call our Customer Service Center at (219) 462-6174.

Hydrant flushing is underway! This flushing improves water quality and sustains the water distribution system. Flushing is between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm and will continue for approximately 6 weeks. If you experience discolored water, run the cold water in the bathtub for 5-10 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary maintenance may present. For questions, call our Customer Service Center at (219) 462-6174.

As the City Government Academy continues, last night participants had the opportunity to tour the city’s wastewater trea...
05/13/2021

As the City Government Academy continues, last night participants had the opportunity to tour the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Treatment facilities help ensure the water returned to our waterways is clean and oxygenated to support life. The academy is an annual program where participants learn about how city government works by meeting on Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks. Learn more at http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/1635/City-Government-Academy

05/12/2021
City Services manages the city's infrastructure -- streets, utilities, sidewalks, wastewater, stormwater, city vehicles and more!

Mayor Murphy highlights our busy City Services Department, which manages the city's infrastructure from streets and sidewalks to utilities and stormwater. A new City Services Call Center now manages all services and can help you in a single location: (219) 462-6174. You can also visit Valpo.us to learn more -- including where crews are currently picking up yard waste/brush. Sign up for alerts!

Tonight Mayor Murphy and the Valparaiso City Council honored the Valparaiso High School gymnastics team on their record ...
05/11/2021

Tonight Mayor Murphy and the Valparaiso City Council honored the Valparaiso High School gymnastics team on their record 13th victory as state champions, along with the Baylor Bears for their victory as NCAA champions, coached by hometown hero Scott Drew. "As we congratulate these winners, we encourage others to follow their example in pursuing their own goals," said Murphy. Many CONGRATULATIONS to all!

Tonight Mayor Murphy and the Valparaiso City Council honored the Valparaiso High School gymnastics team on their record 13th victory as state champions, along with the Baylor Bears for their victory as NCAA champions, coached by hometown hero Scott Drew. "As we congratulate these winners, we encourage others to follow their example in pursuing their own goals," said Murphy. Many CONGRATULATIONS to all!

Home Team Valpo is seeking volunteers to make a BIG impact on May 15, assisting Valpo homeowners with a citywide Spring ...
05/07/2021

Home Team Valpo is seeking volunteers to make a BIG impact on May 15, assisting Valpo homeowners with a citywide Spring Cleanup effort. Visit HomeTeamValpo.org to sign up and make it possible to make a bigger difference. Service groups, please join us!

Home Team Valpo is seeking volunteers to make a BIG impact on May 15, assisting Valpo homeowners with a citywide Spring Cleanup effort. Visit HomeTeamValpo.org to sign up and make it possible to make a bigger difference. Service groups, please join us!

05/06/2021
Banta Center has reopened!

The Banta Senior Center has reopened and welcomes adults 50 and older for activities, enrichment, hot lunch and interaction with others. Banta is part of the Valpo Parks.

05/05/2021
Mayor Murphy shares traffic safety upgrades throughout the city

Mayor Murphy talks traffic safety, highlighting the new INDOT upgrades at 49 and Burlington Beach Road. Other recent safety upgrades throughout the city include signage, speed tables to calm traffic, added stop signs, lighting, pavement markings, rumble strips and more. Valparaiso makes safety a top priority.

Now accepting Public Questions for Round 2 of Valparaiso School Board Appointment Interviews. Submit questions to valpos...
05/04/2021

Now accepting Public Questions for Round 2 of Valparaiso School Board Appointment Interviews. Submit questions to [email protected] by May 13th. For more information about the process, visit https://ci.valparaiso.in.us/978/School-Board-Member-Appointment-Process

Now accepting Public Questions for Round 2 of Valparaiso School Board Appointment Interviews. Submit questions to [email protected] by May 13th. For more information about the process, visit https://ci.valparaiso.in.us/978/School-Board-Member-Appointment-Process

05/03/2021
Home Team Valpo Spring Clean Up Event for Valpo Homeowners

Mayor Murphy shares details of the upcoming Spring Clean Up Event by Home Team Valpo on May 15, helping qualifying homeowners with outdoor projects. If you know of a Valparaiso homeowner who could use this assistance, please click here to apply or learn more about how to get involved: https://hometeamvalpo.org/apply-for-services/
One of Mayor Murphy's key initiatives, Home Team Valpo is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Valparaiso residents by assisting qualifying homeowners in maintenance of their homes.

The City of Valparaiso has been awarded a $1 million grant from INDOT for roadway improvements, kicking off another bann...
05/03/2021

The City of Valparaiso has been awarded a $1 million grant from INDOT for roadway improvements, kicking off another banner year of infrastructure upgrades. The grant will fund projects on roads all Valpo motorists use daily. For all the details, visit https://tinyurl.com/ValpoRoads

The City of Valparaiso has been awarded a $1 million grant from INDOT for roadway improvements, kicking off another banner year of infrastructure upgrades. The grant will fund projects on roads all Valpo motorists use daily. For all the details, visit https://tinyurl.com/ValpoRoads

Yesterday the City of Valparaiso and neighbors of the Whitcomb neighborhood on Valpo’s east side broke ground on an exci...
04/30/2021

Yesterday the City of Valparaiso and neighbors of the Whitcomb neighborhood on Valpo’s east side broke ground on an exciting project that includes replacing roadway and water main, and adding curbs, gutters and sidewalks where none existed. The neighbors initiated the project, reaching out to the City more than a year ago with a presentation. The City got behind it, submitting it for a Community Crossing grant (and winning!) and committing additional funding. Pleased to be supporting neighborhoods! For more details, visit
https://tinyurl.com/ValpoNeighbors

Mayor Matt Murphy was recognized in the live statewide call by Governor Eric Holcomb today as the governor announced tha...
04/29/2021

Mayor Matt Murphy was recognized in the live statewide call by Governor Eric Holcomb today as the governor announced that Valpo has received a $1 million Community Crossing grant to fund 3 key roadway projects. Stay tuned for all the details of Valpo’s upcoming paving season. To view today's announcement, visit https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMTA0MjkuMzk2NzUyMjEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL20ueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g_ZmVhdHVyZT15b3V0dS5iZSZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9zb3VyY2U9Z292ZGVsaXZlcnkmdj1IdWkxclRmWmNvUSJ9.wFcsmMd0PI0XhEH9-6oC4YM0AbZcJU39PqbCgO1Uhco/s/1114628217/br/105608904810-l

We'll be breaking ground for the upcoming Eisenhower Avenue project at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 29 at the intersection...
04/26/2021

We'll be breaking ground for the upcoming Eisenhower Avenue project at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 29 at the intersection of Eisenhower Avenue and Crockett Avenue. Come join us and learn more about the project here: https://tinyurl.com/CCEisenhower

We'll be breaking ground for the upcoming Eisenhower Avenue project at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 29 at the intersection of Eisenhower Avenue and Crockett Avenue. Come join us and learn more about the project here: https://tinyurl.com/CCEisenhower

Now Appearing! Original art by students of Hilltop Neighborhood House. The public is invited to view the Community Galle...
04/26/2021

Now Appearing! Original art by students of Hilltop Neighborhood House. The public is invited to view the Community Gallery at City Hall, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. If your group is interested in creating an art display for the Community Gallery, reach out to Maggie Clifton at [email protected]. (Note, due to short-term construction project, please enter City Hall through the east doors.)

Now Appearing! Original art by students of Hilltop Neighborhood House. The public is invited to view the Community Gallery at City Hall, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. If your group is interested in creating an art display for the Community Gallery, reach out to Maggie Clifton at [email protected]. (Note, due to short-term construction project, please enter City Hall through the east doors.)

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Thank you to all who volunteer with the City of Valparaiso! We applaud all of you...
04/22/2021

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Thank you to all who volunteer with the City of Valparaiso! We applaud all of you who have volunteered at local blood drives, food drives, spread mulch in our parks, assembled playground equipment, planted and pruned trees, helped out at events and more! Valparaiso's giving spirit is reflected every day in our community.

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Thank you to all who volunteer with the City of Valparaiso! We applaud all of you who have volunteered at local blood drives, food drives, spread mulch in our parks, assembled playground equipment, planted and pruned trees, helped out at events and more! Valparaiso's giving spirit is reflected every day in our community.

The City of Valparaiso is pleased to share safety enhancements INDOT has completed at SR 49 and Burlington Beach (CR 500...
04/20/2021

The City of Valparaiso is pleased to share safety enhancements INDOT has completed at SR 49 and Burlington Beach (CR 500), including “buzz” rumble strips and pre-warning signage with 24-hour flashing alerts. The City of Valparaiso has been working with residents and with NDOT to upgrade safety here and throughout the city. For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/SR49safety

The City of Valparaiso is pleased to share safety enhancements INDOT has completed at SR 49 and Burlington Beach (CR 500), including “buzz” rumble strips and pre-warning signage with 24-hour flashing alerts. The City of Valparaiso has been working with residents and with NDOT to upgrade safety here and throughout the city. For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/SR49safety

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