On FIRST Podcast

Tune in to "On FIRST" to hear what’s happening along 1st Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa. City of Council Bluffs Communications Officer, Ashley Kruse and Chief of Staff, Brandon Garrett explore the transformative project and share everything from the specific details to the big picture vision.

Season 1 begins with the history of 1st Avenue (a former rail line). Throughout the episodes, we zoom in on the project, talk with experts, hear from stakeholders, and divulge plans for trails, transit, and redevelopment. 

Tune in to each episode to find out who’s “On FIRST” with Ashley and Brandon.

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On FIRST Episodes:

  1. On First with Scott Dobbe

    Brandon and Ashley talk with Scott Dobbe, Executive Director of Omaha by Design, about people-centered design and the future of First Ave. 

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  2. On First in Indiana

    In this episode, Brandon travels to Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana with Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and about 30ish Omaha-area experts. While experiencing the local transportation infrastructure, Brandon talked with several of our...

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  3. On First with Stephen Osberg

    In this episode, Brandon and Ashley talk with Stephen Osberg, Director of Transportation & Urban Development at the Greater Omaha Chamber. 

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