For Immediate Release: June 29, 2024
Author: Deb Millizer, Executive Director, Marshalltown Central Business District | Media Contact: Zach Carlyle | | (515) 415-7235

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Corrections and the Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD) have joined forces in an innovative partnership to enhance the appearance of Marshalltown's downtown area. This initiative, aptly named “Clean Downtown, Bright Community,” aims to keep the streets neat and tidy while fostering community pride.

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Key Program Details
Start Date· May 1, 2024
Participants· Four clients from the Residential Center
Weekly Schedule· Every Wednesday (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

· Clients wear high-visibility vests

· Clients patrol downtown quadrants, picking up litter and spraying weeds

Clients are chosen through a rigorous application process at the Residential Center. Over the past six weeks, participants have collected over 400 pounds of debris. The Department of Corrections is committed to community engagement and rehabilitation. Through programs like “Clean Downtown, Bright Community,” clients gain valuable skills while contributing to the well-being of our city.

“Our partnership not only maintains a clean and attractive downtown, but also empowers clients to develop self-efficacy and take pride in their community,” said Executive Director Deb Millizer. “We are thrilled to see the positive impact of this collaboration.”

For more information, contact the Marshalltown Central Business District on its website or via phone at (641) 844-2001.


About the Marshalltown Central Business District

The Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing our downtown area, making it a vibrant hub for residents and visitors alike.


About the Iowa Department of Corrections

The Iowa Department of Corrections is making significant strides to implement evidence-based practices system-wide that are proven to reduce victimization, reduce recidivism and enhance community safety. The IDOC is a nationally recognized leader in corrections for innovation and implementation of evidence-based practices. Being on the forefront of innovation and practice, the IDOC continues its commitment to be the best corrections system in the country.

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