News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2022

Newton Receives $600,000 Grant for Downtown Housing Revitalization at Legacy Plaza

This week, Governor Reynolds announced a total of nearly $20 million in investments to support downtown housing projects in 61 communities, including Newton. The awards were made through the Downtown Housing Grant program, which provides support for downt...

Read on...

City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 2, 2022

May is Building Safety Month - Safety for All: Building Codes in Action

2022_BSM_SM_1200x630_FINAL

In May 2022, the City of Newton will participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Sa...

Read on...

City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Building Safety Month: Understanding the Four Phases of Emergency Management

2022_BSM_Week_03_Digital_Card_1200x628

Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. Preparing for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes helps individuals and communities increase the health and safety of their population dur...

Read on...

City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Building Safety Month: Exploring Careers in Building Safety

66% of all global regions experience skill shortages in the building industry.

Professions within the building safety field vary widely in their specialties, and the industry offers many well-paying career options for today’s workforce:

  • Building inspectors inspect structures to determine compliance with the various building...
Read on...

City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Building Safety Month: Planning for a Safe & Sustainable Tomorrow

There is projected to be a nearly 50% increase in world energy usage by 2050.

Energy fuels our lives. Yet, energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions can pose significant challenges to communities, homeowners and renters, and business owners. For example:

  • Americans currently spend more than $200 billion annually on energy bi...
Read on...

City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 3, 2022

City of Newton joins International Code Council for the celebration of Building Safety Month 2022

Building Safety Month 2022 - Safety for All

In May 2022, the City of Newton will participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Sa...

Read on...

City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Preservation Month 2022: People Saving Places

A collage of photos showing historic buildings and projects.

Celebrate Preservation Month this May by putting a spotlight on the people in our community who are doing the important work saving our places and building our communities through preservation! This year’s theme is People Saving Places. Historic...

Read on...

City of Newton - Community Development