Phillip Platz
[photo of Phillip Platz]

Well, hi there. I’m Phillip!

I’m the utilities communications coordinator at the City of Cedar Rapids.

I moved to eastern Iowa in 2010, shortly after completing my degree at Columbia College Chicago. During my five years directing newscasts at CBS 2 & FOX 28 and a few years heading up digital marketing at Mount Mercy University, my passion for the city I've come to call home has flourished. (No, mom, I'll never forget my Lafayette, Minnesota roots.)

I've served on the boards of the Linn County Trails Association and Uptown District, and on the promotions committee for the Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District. I've also volunteered with countless organizations and groups in eastern Iowa.

Some things I find enthusing: bicycling (that’s my baby), human rights, community development, and accessibility.

I am a communications, marketing, and multimedia professional; television director; broadcast designer; editor; web developer; fundraiser; pianist; amateur photographer; storyteller; humanist; urbanist; and an awesome pal and confidante — to name a few.

You should click on some links to learn more!