Czech Village / New Bohemia


A Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) is a financing mechanism used to fund district-specific improvements and services to supplement, not replace, existing municipal services. A designated district is able to levy taxes on commercial and industrial properties within the district boundary. A designated district is self-imposed and self-governing. Non-commercial, non-industrial properties are exempt from paying the assessment. These properties can voluntarily contribute to the SSMID funds or can volunteer to be assessed.

The Czech Village/New Bohemia SSMID will improve the neighborhood and the Cedar Rapids community in a variety of ways:

  • Economic development
  • Communications and Advocacy
  • Capital Improvements
  • Enhanced Maintenance
  • Parking/Transportation Management

CVNB SSMID Commission meetings are open to the public and are held on the first floor of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library on the third Thursday of each month from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

SSMID Commission Members

  • Craig Byers
  • Lijun Chadima
  • Jessalyn Holdcraft
  • Stephanie Jelinek
  • Pam Lewis
  • Ana McClain
  • Chad Pelley
  • Jim Piersall
  • Bob Schaffer

SSMID Commission Meeting Minutes

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