Iowa City, Johnson County score high on open government report

Iowa City school district also scores well in 'Sunny Awards' report

Gregg Hennigan
Published: March 13 2013 | 2:30 pm - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 12:40 pm in

Six local governments in Iowa, including the city of Iowa City and Johnson County, have won “Sunny Awards” for government transparency.

Iowa City was joined by Davenport and the Sioux City school district in receiving A+ grades from Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization, for having transparent websites. Johnson County, Scott County and the West Des Moines school district got grades of A-.

They were among 247 government entities to receive the award as part of “Sunshine Week,” in which media and civic organizations advocate for government openness, according to Sunshine Review.

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