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August 03, 2022

Play Ball Clinic

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July 29, 2022

Shaulis Rd. and Hammond Avenue Now Four-Way Stop

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July 22, 2022

American Airlines Adds Early Morning Departure

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July 20, 2022

City Code Does Not Allow for the Operation of an ATV on City Streets

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July 19, 2022

Residents Encouraged to Return Improperly Used or Unregistered Sanitation Carts

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June 03, 2022

Street Improvements at Waterloo Regional Airport

Passengers Requested to Use Caution as They Approach the Passenger Terminal for Passenger Pick-ups / Drop-offs and Use of the Passenger Parking Lot
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July 18, 2022

Mayor Hart selected to participate in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

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June 10, 2022

TSA Security Checkpoint at Airport  Receives New State of the Art 3-D SCANNERS

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June 09, 2022

Cedar River Lighting Experience Construction Set to Begin

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May 11, 2022

Waterloo Fire Rescue Open House

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March 16, 2022

Scholarships Available To Graduating Seniors Pursuing a Degree in Visual Arts

All application materials are due by 5:00pm on April 22.
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May 06, 2022

Public Works Open House

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April 29, 2022

Waterloo Begins Mobile Food Business License Program

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April 19, 2022

Mayor Hart Selected as One of Nation's Outstanding Rising Leaders

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March 21, 2022

Waterloo's three municipal golf courses open for the 2022 Season

Courses will remain open for the 2022 golf season if weather and course conditions allow.
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March 14, 2022

City Mowing and Snow Removal

The bid packet for each section is due on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 1pm in the City of Waterloo Clerk’s Office at 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703.
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February 07, 2022

Plant Waterloo! Spring 2022 Residential Tree Program

Waterloo residents are eligible to purchase one or two trees for $20 each. Special pricing is made possible by a generous donation from The Young Family Foundation.
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2021 Global Statemman Award
December 08, 2021

Mayor Hart Honored for Advocating for U.S. Global Leadership to Strengthen Local Communities

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November 04, 2021

Excellence in Financial Reporting

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March 05, 2021

Water and Sewer Rates among lowest in Iowa

Waterloo residential rates are the second lowest in the State of Iowa based on 6 CCF which is 600 cubic feet (4,488 gallons)
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July 07, 2020

Friedl Bakery Building Redevelopment Receives State Historic Tax Credits

The Friedle Bakery Building redevelopment project, like many others, are only possible with the assistance from not only State/Federal Historic Tax Credits and partnership between the City of Waterloo and private investors Cedar Valley Realestate LLC.
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October 05, 2021


Registration is now open and due by November 1, 2021 for the City of Waterloo Rental Registration Program.
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June 24, 2022

ALO Accepts Airport Infrastructure Grant

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June 13, 2022

Cooling Stations

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March 16, 2022

Pandema's Box Exhibition Captures Big Pandemic Stories

The exhibition is now on display in the Forsberg Riverside Galleries at the Waterloo Center for the Arts until June 19, 2022.  
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February 21, 2022

Mayor Hart Calls for Investigation of Alleged Employee Misconduct

The City of Waterloo, Iowa became aware of the allegations against Recreation Superintendent, Mark Gallagher on February 1, 2022 and took immediate action to see if there was evidence to substantiate claims of financial improprieties.

On Thursday, February 3, Mr. Gallagher was placed on administrative leave.  Mr. Gallagher resigned on February 11, 2022.

Mayor Hart has ordered a full criminal investigation by the Waterloo Police Department. The investigation is ongoing.  The State Auditor’s Office and RSM US LLP, the City’s auditing firm, have been notified of the investigation.



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January 24, 2022

Seeking volunteers to showcase best storm water best practices

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January 20, 2022

Main Street Waterloo 2022 Board of Directors and Officers

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October 14, 2021

Mayor Hart Comments on Deere Employee Strike

Mayor Quentin Hart made this statement this morning regarding the strike by union employees of John Deere.
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December 08, 2020

Quarterly Economic Deployment Update

Mayor Hart gives an quarterly economic update of Waterloo, December 2020.
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November 10, 2020

STRATACACHE Announces Acquisition of New Network Operations  and Hosting Center Campus in Iowa

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October 26, 2020

The City of Waterloo to Award Nearly $400,000  in CARES ACT Funds to Local Non-Profits

A total of $589,782 was available to qualifying projects within the City of Waterloo through the first wave of CDBG-CV funding.
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June 30, 2020

Waterloo achieves "Sustained Flight" Status

Waterloo first to reach Sustained Flight status as a Bird Friendly Community
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June 24, 2020

First Responders Fund Exceeds Goal

In recognition of their commitment to our safety, the Waterloo Community Foundation established the First Responders Fund by laying out a match challenge of $5,000 in May.
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February 24, 2022

Hydrite Chemical Receives State of Iowa Incentives for Waterloo Expansion

The Waterloo site is the company’s only Iowa location and is Hydrite’s largest facility.
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June 29, 2020

June 2020 Residential Basement Back-up Assistant

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June 03, 2020

Waterloo Receives High Quality Bond Rating for 10th Consecutive Year

This designation maintains the City’s bonds in the medium range of the high quality category for the 10th consecutive year.
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UNI Additive Manufacturing Center adopts new name, realigns focus to sustainability and future projects

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June 22, 2020

Waterloo Municipal Band Set To Start The 2020 Season

The Waterloo Municipal Band will play every Thursday night in July in the RiverLoop Amphitheatre from 7:30PM – 8:15PM.
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February 15, 2021

Elevate CCBHC & Waterloo PD Establish Law Enforcement-Embedded Social Worker Partnership

This new program will embed Elevate social workers within the Waterloo Police Department and provide mental health crisis intervention training to officers. Elevate staff and WDP will respond as a team to those in need, and proactively engage those who experiencing a crisis.
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June 17, 2022

Veterans Way Art & History Walk Ribbon Cutting

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May 20, 2022

City of Waterloo Maintains Moody's Aa2 Bond Rating

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May 11, 2022

City Mourns the Passing of Sharon Juon

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April 26, 2022

Waterloo Regional Airport to Celebrate 10 Year Partnership with American Airlines

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March 22, 2022

Caesars Entertainment to Continue Specialty Charter Flights

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February 28, 2022

Pet Licensing and Dog Park Passes

Fee Schedule:
Dog Park Pass: $15.00
January 1- March 31: Altered - $5.00, Unaltered - $25.00
Late fees April 1 – December 31: Altered - $10.00, Unaltered - $50.00
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February 17, 2022

High-Speed Fiber Broadband Internet Survey

The survey is open through April 1st, 2022. 
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February 15, 2022

Caesars Entertainment to Continue Specialty Charter Flights to Laughlin-Bullhead City, Ariz. in early March

Direct flight is Saturday, March 5th through Wed March 9th!
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February 08, 2022

Waterloo Water and Sewer Rates Among the Lowest in Iowa

Waterloo residential water rates are the second lowest in the State of Iowa based on 6 CCF which is 600 cubic feet (4,488 gallons).
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February 01, 2022

National Gun Violence Survivors Week

National Gun Violence Survivors Week taking place February 1-7, 2022
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December 13, 2021

Waterloo Regional Airport and Caesars Entertainment Announce New Partnership

Reservations are now available at
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December 08, 2021

International Human Rights Day Presentation

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October 29, 2021

Airfares from Waterloo are Very Competitive

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5th Annual State of the City
October 11, 2021

This was held on Thursday, October 21, 2021. You can watch it on the city's YouTube page.
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September 21, 2021

Water Dam Deflation

The City of Waterloo will begin to deflate the Cedar River bladder dam October 4, 2021.
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September 01, 2021

Walk Waterloo

Mayor Quentin Hart invites Waterloo residents and workforce to join him for the annual Walk Waterloo and Iowa Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, October 6 starting at noon.
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June 30, 2021

New Modern Digital Portal for Water Works

Beginning July 6, customers who utilize to view and pay their bills will be able to experience new features for tracking and paying their water bills. 
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June 15, 2021

Section Eight-Housing Choice Voucher Program is now Accepting Applications On-Line

The Waterloo Housing Authority (WHA) will begin taking applications online for their housing programs on June 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
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May 28, 2021

Phelps Youth Pavilion Reopening

Phelps Youth Pavilion is set to reopen its doors on Wednesday, June 2nd at 10AM.
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May 19, 2021

RiverLoop Rhythms Returns This Friday Night

The concerts will run through the summer. 
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April 19, 2021

Waterloo Tree City USA 37th Year in a Row

Awards were presented virtually on April 8, on behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at the annual Urban Forestry Awards luncheon.
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February 19, 2021

Waterloo receives 2021 Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark Community Award

“We are pleased to present Waterloo with the 2021 Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark Community Award,” said Laura Jackson, Wellmark chief health officer. 
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February 11, 2021

Mayor Hart Assures Public Waterloo Mask Mandate Still in Effect

On Monday, February 1st, 2021 the Waterloo City Council extended the mandate with an end date TBD when Mayor Hart and the Black Hawk County Health Department officials have determined it is prudent to end the mask mandate.
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February 08, 2021

City of Waterloo Hosts CARES ACT TOWN HALL

During this event, local social service providers explain the CARES ACT funding available to individuals in Waterloo.
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January 12, 2021

American Airlines Announces February and Early March Schedules

 Sunday January 31st thru February 10th; and, Thursday, February 11th thru Wednesday, March 3rd 
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November 25, 2020


The new “Grab-n-Go” signs will be placed at parking spaces throughout Downtown Waterloo and are meant to provide easy access to Downtown businesses.
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August 31, 2020

City Highlights and Successes Celebrated in Waterloo Leads! Virtual Event

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June 12, 2020

The Waterloo Police Department is taking a critical review of all policies

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June 03, 2020

City of Waterloo to Host Fair Chance Initiative Training

Waterloo Business Owners and Human Resource professional are encouraged to attend.
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April 30, 2021

Waterloo Youth Council Collects Items for Mental Health Center

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April 06, 2021

The Waterloo Housing Authority is accepting registrations for its upcoming homebuyer education and "money smart" classes.

The Waterloo Housing Authority offers two classes to help residents on their path to homeownership.  Registrations are being accepted for the Home Buyer Education (HBE) and Money Smart classes.
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November 06, 2020

American Airlines Announces December and Early January Schedules

SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE DATES: December 2nd thru December 20th   
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September 28, 2020

Homebuyer Assistance  Program is Currently Taking Applications

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June 26, 2020


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March 12, 2020

City of Waterloo Response to COVID-19

The City of Waterloo is working with local, state and federal partners to keep our community informed about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
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May 26, 2022

Waterloo Regional Airport Enjoys Charter Flights with Caesars Entertainment

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March 29, 2022

Vacant Board and Commission Spots

To obtain an application and learn more about other boards and commissions, visit our website at  
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September 15, 2020

Waterloo's Partnership with the University of Iowa off to a Strong Start

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May 28, 2020

Public Notice to amend the consolidated plan and Citizen Participation plan May 2020

This is an amendment to the 2019-2023 Community Development Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the City of Waterloo, Iowa to enable the City of Waterloo to receive and administer $737,227 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
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March 20, 2020

Waterloo Mayor Hart Declares State of Civil Emergency

Iowa law and city code grants Mayor Hart the power to declare a civil emergency when he determines a serious public danger exists.
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October 19, 2021

University Ave Ribbon Cutting

The City of Waterloo will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 9:00am to celebrate the completion of the University Ave. reconstruction project
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October 15, 2021

Community Invited to Attend Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum on Thursday, October 21
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June 24, 2021

Fiesta! Is Back For 2021 

This year’s festival is planned for July 8th through 10th at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre.  
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May 10, 2021

Friday Loo Summer Concert Series Kicks Off May 14

The Friday Loo Summer Concert Series kicks off Friday, May 14th from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at Lincoln Park in downtown Waterloo.
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May 03, 2021

City Seeking Presenters for Waterloo SPARK Event

The City is seeking presenters for the SPARK event to be held at the Riverloop Amphitheatre on June8th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  At SPARK, residents will pitch their next big idea to change Waterloo for the better and their stories of why they love Waterloo.
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April 01, 2021

Waterloo Activates Downtown Inflatable Dam

The City of Waterloo will activate the inflatable dam on the Cedar River Monday April 12, 2021.
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February 01, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing

The 2nd public hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom videoconferencing.
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December 11, 2020

City Seeks Volunteers for International Property Maintenance Board

The deadline to  apply is Feb 15th, 2021.
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December 03, 2020

Nikole Hannah-Jones Keynote at Waterloo International Human Rights Day Virtual Event

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, MacArthur Genius Award winner will be the featured speaker at an International Human Rights Day virtual event, Thursday, December 10, 2020 – 6:30 PM.
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October 26, 2020

CDBG and HOME Program Funds - FY2022. 

The City of Waterloo, acting through its Community Development Board, is now accepting proposals for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program funds for FY2022. 

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September 28, 2020

Waterloo Police Rebranding Committee

The members of the new Waterloo Police Rebranding Committee have been chosen.
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August 27, 2020

The Waterloo Police Department/City of Waterloo  partner with Atlas One.

Residents are encouraged to download the free mobile application Atlas One to receive real time alerts based on geographic locations which are important to them and those they care about.
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June 11, 2020

Byrnes Pool Opening – June 13, 2020

Facility layout may be modified due to Covid-19 guidelines.
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May 11, 2020

First Responders Fund Announced by Waterloo Community Foundation

The Waterloo Community Foundation announces the establishment of the First Responders Fund.
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April 17, 2020


In accordance with the proclamation announced on April 16, 2020, by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, the City of Waterloo will be enforcing the following orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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October 08, 2021

American Airlines Announces November and Holiday Travel

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September 27, 2021

Vision Zero Webinar- Traffic Safety

On behalf of the City of Waterloo, Drive Safe Cedar Valley is pleased to invite you to a free upcoming traffic safety webinar. The topic is Vision Zero: A zero traffic fatality goal.  
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October 15, 2021

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 24-30, 2021.
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May 03, 2021

Does Your License Fly?

Due to COVID-19, the original date of October 1, 2020 to obtain the REAL ID was extended to May 3, 2023.
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April 20, 2021

Airport begins summer construction

Weather permitting, all construction work should be completed by the end of September.
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April 16, 2021

The City of Waterloo has lost a valued staff member of the Waterloo Housing Authority.

The City of Waterloo has lost a valued staff member of the Waterloo Housing Authority. Housing Coordinator Tajah Wright passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 13.
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December 04, 2020


SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE DATES: January 5th thru February 3rd  

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August 14, 2020

Waterloo Water Works Payment Center Re-Opens

Waterloo Water Works will re-open its payment center lobby on East Third Street between Sycamore Street and Lafayette Street to the public on Monday August 17th at 8:00 am
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July 15, 2020

Business Owner Maintains Commitment to Hometown Thanks to PPP Funding

Thanks to SBA-backed PPP loans through Farmers State Bank in Waterloo, the businesses were able to cover the payroll of their six employees, along with utilities and other expenses.
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April 17, 2020

City of Waterloo Recreation Facility Closures

Specifically, South Hills Golf Course, Gates Golf Course, and Irv Warren Golf Course will be closed, along with Pat Bowlsby Memorial Dog Park and the Byrnes Tennis Center.

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April 10, 2020

Waterloo Mayor Hart Extends State of Civil Emergency

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February 10, 2021

Public Notice to Amend the FY19-23 Year Consolidated Plan-CARES Act CDBG

If you would like to attend the virtual public hearing, please contact the or call the Community Development Office at 319-291-4429 to receive the information on how to attend the public hearing. The public hearing will be held on March 1, 2021 at 4:15 pm.
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December 17, 2020

Public Input needed for FY 22 Community Development Block Grant & Home Funds

The deadline for input is December 31, 2020.
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June 17, 2020

Covid-19 Funding through Community Development Block Grant

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June 08, 2020

July Home Buyers Education Registration Open

The Waterloo Housing Authority offers classes to help residents on their path to homeownership.
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April 24, 2020

Mayor Hart Stresses Public Remain Vigilant  with Announcement of Limited Openings to Public Facilities

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April 22, 2020

Mayor Hart Makes Statement in Response to  Tyson Closing Waterloo Plant

“This is the action we have been waiting for,” says Mayor Quentin Hart this morning in response to the Tyson plant closing.
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March 30, 2020

Waterloo Playground Equipment Temporarily Closing

City parks will remain open but the playground areas within the parks and schools are closed effective immediately.
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March 11, 2022

Mayor Hart Joins Other City Leaders from Across the U.S. in Nonpartisan Coalition Fighting Childhood Hunger

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May 07, 2021

Waterloo All-School Art Virtual Exhibition

Waterloo All-School Art virtual exhibition runs until June 2nd, 2021.
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April 28, 2020

Airport Tower's Operating Hours Reduced Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Federal Aviation Administration reduces Air Traffic Control hours at the Waterloo Regional Airport
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April 14, 2020

Fitzgerald Accepts Waterloo Police Chief Position

Chief Deputy Sheriff of Philadelphia Dr. Joel Fitzgerald, Sr. has accepted the position to become the new police chief for the City of Waterloo which will be ratified by City Council members in Waterloo April 20.
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March 18, 2020

City of Waterloo Announces Additional Closures

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January 06, 2020

Community Conservation Workshop

This FREE Community Conservation Workshop will provide information for homeowners on ways to save money while being more energy and resource efficient in and around the home.
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April 08, 2020

Waterloo Fire Rescue Urges Residents to Follow CDC Guidelines

 Waterloo Fire Rescue stress that these recommendations not only aid in personal reduction of risk of contracting the virus but the protection of essential public safety and medical personnel as well. 

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February 13, 2020

Heart for the City - Episode 56

This week's guests include: Thomas Roberts, VP/GM Isle Casino Hotel, Michelle Weidner, CFO, City of Waterloo, and Tom Schilke, President, Prairie Rapids Audubon Society
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March 17, 2020

City of Waterloo Announces Closure of Public Facilities


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February 12, 2020

Waterloo Recognized for Shrinking Gender Pay Gap

Waterloo was recognized for shrinking the gender Pay Gap.
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June 03, 2022

Black Hawk County Public Health Fact Sheets and Survey

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May 17, 2022

UNI-CUE Educational Talent Search to host fifth Men of Change Conference

The fifth-annual Men of Change (MOC) conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022.

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April 29, 2022

The Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission 2022 Awards Ceremony

The Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission is inviting the public to its 2022 awards ceremony May 12 at the Grout Museum. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
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April 11, 2022

Vertigo Performance Art Series Starts April 22 at the  Waterloo Center for the Arts

 The much anticipated Vertigo performance art series is back beginning April 22, 2022.
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January 18, 2022

2022 City of Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission Award Nominations

Entries need to be returned by February  7, 2022. Awards will be presented at the Historic Commission's annual awards banquet, May 12, 2022.
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January 07, 2022

Lead Based Paint Training

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November 18, 2021

GIS Sidewalk Digital Workflow

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October 21, 2021

Holiday Arts Festival

Get a head start on the holiday shopping season at the Waterloo Center for the Arts Holiday Arts Festival on Saturday, November 13th and Sunday, November 14th from 10:00AM-4:00PM. Admission is free, masks are required.
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September 14, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Drop-off Event

This event is open to all residents of Black Hawk County.
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July 15, 2021

Storm Damage Cleanup

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July 07, 2021

RAGBRAI Waterloo hosts informational webinars

You can watch a reply of this town hall online. 
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June 14, 2021

FHA's foreclosure and eviction moratorium ends this month

This relief will only be available until June 30, 2021
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June 01, 2021

"A Practical Backyard Tour"

The Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition and community partners will present “A Practical Backyard Tour” of Waterloo and Cedar Falls on Saturday, June 19th from 10 AM – 1 PM!
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May 13, 2021

Civil Emergency Proclamation

This proclamation declares a civil emergency establishing a new mask mandate and concludes the requirements of the indefinite mask mandate listed in Resolution No. 2021-063. The guidelines and requirements set forth  shall be in effect for the duration of the civil emergency.
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April 28, 2021

American Airlines to Return to Twice Daily Services to Chicago

Beginning Thursday, June 3rd.
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March 24, 2021

Voting Rights march

Thursday,  March 25 at 4:30 PM
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March 09, 2021

Courageous Community Conversation: The 1619 Project

Tuesdays in March:  March 9, 16, 23, and 30 of 2021
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February 17, 2021

Input needed on the reconstruction of Park Avenue & 11th Street bridges

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January 13, 2021

Believe Waterloo MLK Breakfast – Community is  Essential

 Believe Waterloo MLK Breakfast – Community is  Essential, on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:00am.
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November 10, 2020

Waterloo Veterans Day Observance

A prerecorded observance will air on Waterloo public access (Channel 15 & 79-2) several times during the holiday week and on the city's YouTube channel.
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May 25, 2021

Waterloo Memorial Day Observance

A prerecorded observance will air on Waterloo public access (Channel 15 & 79-2).
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December 10, 2020

Twelfth Annual Mayoral Battle of the Bells

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart will be facing off against Evansdale Mayor Troy Beatty on Saturday, December 12th from 10 am – noon.
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October 22, 2020

Best Western Plus Executive Residency Waterloo – Cedar Falls will celebrate its grand opening

Best Western Plus Executive Residency Waterloo – Cedar Falls will celebrate its grand opening on October 29, 2020. 
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May 29, 2020

Cedar Valley Sportsplex: Phase 2 Opening- June 1, 2020

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April 20, 2020

RAGBRAI 2020 postponed until 2021 – route will still come through Waterloo

The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI has announced that the ride will be postponed until July 2021.
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October 05, 2020

American Airlines Updates Flight Schedule

American Airline Flights for October 8th thru November 2nd.
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July 01, 2020

Waterloo Prepares for the 2020 Census

We need all residents in Waterloo to participate in the Census.
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November 29, 2021

Yard Waste Site Days Extended

The City of Waterloo’s Yard Waste/Compost Site, located at 2749 Independence Ave, will be extending the season tentatively through December 12th, 2021 (weather permitting). 
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October 20, 2020

Mock Aircraft Emergency Exercise

The Waterloo Regional Airport will conduct a mock airport disaster exercise on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. 
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September 16, 2020

Waterloo Riverside Skate Park Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Waterloo Riverside Skate Park will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Thursday, October 1 at 5:00 pm.
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August 13, 2020

Rebuilding for Resilience: How Will Iowa Thrive After the Pandemic?

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart will take part in this virtual forum which focuses on the specific challenges Iowans are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and visions for the path forward.
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Fly Waterloo
December 30, 2021

Waterloo Regional Airport seeks bids for 3 year contract to perform farming and hale baling

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March 31, 2021

National Ag Day Celebrations in Waterloo

On National Ag Day, March 23rd, Waterloo was the home to many Thank you celebrations hosted by the Iowa Pork Association.
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March 01, 2021

Comments will be incorporated in to the final document submitted HUD.
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November 17, 2020

LaPorte / Hess Road Reconstruction Project Public Virtual Information Meeting

As part the study, the City of Waterloo is holding an online virtual public information meeting which provides information regarding the corridor, an outline of the study, possible alternatives and a schedule for the project

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April 13, 2020

Weed and Grass Trimming Season in Effect

The City of Waterloo Code Enforcement Department reminds residents to keep foliage on their property maintained during the growing season beginning April 15, 2020 through Nov. 1, 2020.
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December 10, 2019

Waterloo ranked #76 in a new report of Cities with the Most & Least Affordable Homes in the U.S. for 2020

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August 31, 2020

City of Waterloo, Iowa Request for Qualifications 2030 VISION PLAN

The Community Vision should understand the whole community, reflect core community values, address emerging trends and issues, imagine a preferred future, and promote local action.
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June 22, 2020

Racial Equality Training Fund

These funds will be directed towards the City of Waterloo, Iowa with the goal to assist the City in improving race relationship between the Police Department and the Black community.
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October 01, 2020

Waterloo Dam Deflation

The City of Waterloo will begin to deflate the bladder dam October 19, 2020.
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July 07, 2020

Cinema On The Cedar To Become "The Lost Drive-In" For 2020

This free event will have a limit of 225 cars per night. Reservations are required.
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February 24, 2020

Meet the Candidates for Waterloo Police Chief

Meet the Candidates for Waterloo Police Chief
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January 14, 2022

Snow Emergency

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January 04, 2022

Christmas Tree Collection

January 10th through January 14th, 2022 and
January 18th through January 21st, 2022
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January 03, 2022

Tonight's Waterloo City Council Meeting Moved to Virtual

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October 07, 2021

Trick or Treating Times

Trick-or-Treating will take place in Waterloo on October 31, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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September 14, 2021


Waterloo will hold its Citywide Clean-up  Day Saturday, September 25, 2021
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July 13, 2021

Future of Waterloo Aquatics

This is a chance for citizens to shape the future of our aquatic offerings in Waterloo for the next 25 years.
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Spark Spark
June 02, 2021


SPARK WATERLOO will take place on Tuesday, June 8, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, at the Riverloop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial Street.
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May 11, 2021

Downtown Waterloo Sidewalk Sale and Art Walk

Downtown Waterloo is bringing together small businesses, locally-owned restaurants, and art for a special Spring Sidewalk Sale and Art Walk on Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th
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March 19, 2021

Public Golf Courses Open

Waterloo’s three municipal golf courses—South Hills, Gates Park and Irv Warren Memorial—will open Saturday, March 20,.
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March 12, 2021

2030 Vision and Strategic Plan

Ten individuals will be selected to pitch their ideas and tell their stories at Waterloo Spark, a community wide visioning event, on June 8th, 2021 at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre.
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January 25, 2021

Snow Emergency

The City of Waterloo has declared a Snow Emergency as of 7:00 PM  MONDAY,  January 25th until 3:00 PM TUESDAY, January 26th.
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December 28, 2020

Christmas Tree Collection

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October 15, 2020

HUD Presents Check

City Health Department staff will be working with other medical and social service providers to address lead hazards in nearly 100 housing units providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children.
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March 24, 2020

Governor Reynolds Announces COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief Program

Governor Reynolds announced the launch of a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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August 12, 2021

Public Notice: Park and 11st Street Bridge Replacement

No comments received after August 23rd will be considered.
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March 18, 2021

Compost Facility/Yardwaste Site 2021 Opening

The City of Waterloo’s Compost Facility will open for the summer season on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.
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August 19, 2020

Waterloo City Council approved Resolution No 2020-623 adopting a face mask mandate for the City of Waterloo. 

This resolution takes place Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 and will be in effect for 6 weeks, but may be extended. Enforcement for this resolution shall be left up to the Mayor or designee with the aim towards compliance not punishment.
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November 03, 2021

Flight Schedule for Holiday Travel

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June 21, 2022

Waterloo to host Mayors Firworks Red, White & Loo

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April 05, 2022

Earth Day Spring Cleanup

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January 25, 2022

American Airlines Has Been Reselected For An Additional 2 Year Contract

American’s new agreement will become effective May 1, 2022 with an on-average twice daily flight schedule to American’s Upper Midwest hub at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). 
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July 28, 2021

RAGBRAI Waterloo

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March 29, 2022

Spring E Scooter Launch & Safety Event

Electronic scooters, a road-sharing program, will again be available this year starting Friday April 1, 202
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Waterloo Center for the Arts Reopens

Temporary hour are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 4 PM.
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February 11, 2020

PLANT WATERLOO! Spring 2020 Residential Tree Program

Waterloo residents are eligible to purchase one or two trees for $20 each.
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November 22, 2019

University Avenue Construction

November 22, 2019 - The City of Waterloo and the contractor are continuing to
work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction
Project Phases 1 and 2 from Midway Drive to Evergreen Avenue.

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November 22, 2019

Two Local Companies Invest $27 Million Dollars in Waterloo Projects - Receive State Support

Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) and Warren Transport where each awarded tax credits to support their expansion projects.
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November 22, 2019

MidAmerican Energy announces first electric vehicle fast-charging sites

By the end of next month, MidAmerican Energy will begin to install 50 kilowatt direct-current fast chargers in Clarinda, Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge, Sheldon and Waterloo.
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October 14, 2019

Waterloo hotel and convention center redevelopment announced

Extensive renovation plans for the Ramada Inn and also for the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in downtown Waterloo announced.
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August 22, 2019

$100 Million Dollar Amusement Park Breaks Ground in Waterloo

Lost Island Amusement Park will be located at 2225 E Shaulis Rd, across from Lost Island Water Park.  Developers are Gary and Becky Bertch.
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July 12, 2019

Waterloo receives grant to support 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!

Waterloo was selected to receive grant funding to support the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! campaign this fiscal year 2020, joining a network of other communities across the state working to create environments that support healthy choices. 
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Opportunity Zones Nominations

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg announce nominations for Iowa Opportunity Zones.

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October 04, 2019

Rental Unit Registrations

October 4, 2019 - Rental Unit Registrations for the license period of January 1 to December 31, 2020 will expire on December 31, 2019.  

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July 15, 2019

Waterloo First Dementia Friendly Community

July 15, 2019 - Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging CEO Donna Harvey will be announcing that the City of Waterloo has received the first Dementia Friendly Community certification in Iowa through Dementia Friendly America® (DFA).  The announcement will be made at the kick-off to UNI’s Gerontology Conference: Building a Dementia-Friendly Community on Friday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m.
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Did you miss the skatepark design workshop?

Watch the July 29, 2019 Skatepark Design Workshop
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Waterloo Awarded MidAmerican Energy Trees Please! Grant

The grant is part of the MidAmerican Energy’s Trees Please! energy efficiency program. The program will allow Waterloo to fund tree planting projects in common areas such as publicly owned properties, schools and community spaces.
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May 30, 2019

Sanitary Sewer Force Main Repair

Cattle Congress Sanitary Sewer Force Main Repair
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Census 2020

The 2020 Census provides an opportunity for everyone to be counted.
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Waterloo Recieves Asphalt Awards

The City of Waterloo received two awards at the Iowa Asphalt Convention. Dan Baker and Larry Crain were present to receive the awards.
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July 03, 2019

Quick Turn Around of Sanitary Sewer Repair near Cattle Congress

AECOM, the City of Waterloo, and Waterloo Waste Management Services are pleased to announce the completion of repairs to the force main sanitary sewer near the Cattle Congress grounds.  South Riverside Trail along the north side of Electric Park Ballroom to Conger Street will remain closed until the recreational trail and levee work has been completed.
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March 31, 2017


Travelers are seeing more competitive ticket pricing out of the Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) thanks to an airfare survey completed by local airport officials.
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September 24, 2018

City of Waterloo Development Update Winter 2018/19

The Winter 2018/19 Development Update provides an overview of projects taking place in Waterloo. Learn more about downtown construction, what’s new with housing, and projects taking shape in the industrial parks.

Waterloo is where growing businesses choose to be. #PositivelyWaterloo!
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November 05, 2018

Waterloo Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting  for the Fourteenth Year

This is the fourteenth year in a row the City has received this recognition. 

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25 Youth City Council members Improve Civility

In a time of increasingly polarized political discourse nationwide, 25 youth of the Waterloo Youth City Council, ranging in age from 15 to 18, participated in a three-hour civility training on Monday conducted by the National Institute of Civil Discourse (NICD) at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.
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Iowa Irish Fest Holds State Of The Fest Event

I personally want to welcome all to the City of Waterloo for this affordable, family-friendly festival. While you vacation in our wonderfully diverse and hospitable community, please take the time to visit our amazing museums, dine in our acclaimed restaurants and if you need to cool off, check out Lost Island Waterpark—it’s been named one of the top ten waterparks in the nation
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Human Rights Award Recipients 2018

Please help us celebrate these individuals next Wednesday at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, 10 am
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Waterloo is one of the safest cities in the Midwest

According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. They just announced their 2018 ranking of the Safest Cities in Iowa. Waterloo made the list.
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January 11, 2018

Waterloo Crime Drops Again

Waterloos crime rate continues to trend down. The more serious group A offenses declined 8.1% from what was reported in 2016. This puts us at a point where our crime rate is the lowest it has been in decades.
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Waterloo Awarded $4.9M

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today approved a tax credit award for Advanced Heat Treat Corporation. The Waterloo company qualified for a sales tax credit on construction materials and a 3 percent investment tax credit for a $4.9 million expansion project of its north Waterloo facility.
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Waterloo to be Honored by Federal Agency

Grand Crossing development project receives the 2018 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award
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Kids Ride Safe

Traffic Safety Campaign Aims to Save Kids Lives
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December 06, 2017

Hart elected to Iowa League  of Cities Executive Board

Quentin Hart, Mayor of Waterloo, was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the Iowa League of Cities. Hart became a League Board Director on September 29 during the Leagues Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with their Annual Conference & Exhibit in Davenport.
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November 21, 2018

Officer Justin Brandt Hail Mary Project

Waterloo Police Officer Justin Brandt was honored for his work last week with Enrique Camarena Award by the US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.
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Bike Friendly Waterloo

Proper Use of Bike Lanes

Throughout the month of August six demonstrations will be offered, led by seasoned cyclists from across the Cedar Valley. A booth will be set up at each event where residents can review materials and ask questions. It will serve as a gathering point for demonstrations. The demonstrations will be bicyclist-focused, with information provided for drivers as well. Some of the topics to be addressed include: understanding symbols and signs, following pavement markings, proper parking procedures, and intersection interaction.
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Waterloo Housing Development Wins Housing Iowa Award

The Iowa Finance Authority recently recognized a collaborative project between Waterloo Community Development and Echo Development Group as an outstanding affordable multi-family development initiative. The project received a HousingIowa Award at the 2017 HousingIowa Conference in Cedar Rapids.

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May 02, 2018

SBA Names City of Waterloo as the 2018 Iowa  Small Business Community of the Year

The City of Waterloo was recognized by the SBA’s Iowa District Office as Iowa's SBA City of the Year.
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Waterloo awarded $2.9 million to protect children and families

Waterloo awarded $2.9 million to protect children and families from dangerous lead and other home hazards Funding to make low-income housing safer and healthier.
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Waterloo #46 in Forbes 2017 Best Small Cities for Business and Careers

Forbes released their 2017 best small cities for business and careers….Waterloo, Iowa ranks #46. The last ranking that GCVAC recorded is 2015 @ #49. We still rank amongst the top 50 amongst 200 cities compared…not bad.
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Mayor Quentin Hart appointed Iowa Workforce Development Board

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart has been appointed to the Iowa Workforce Development Board by Governor Kim Reynolds. His term began on November 9, 2017 and runs through the end of April 2019.
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September 30, 2017

Tyson Fresh Meats to Expand in Waterloo

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $28 million to expand its Waterloo pork processing facility, creating 245 new jobs at or above the qualifying wage of $17.29/hour.
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Waterloo Public Library Launches New Website

Waterloo Public Library Launches New Website:
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Waterloo Sweeps the Cedar Valley Tourism Awards!

May is National Tourism Month and as part of the celebration, the Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau and Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau recognize and honor local attractions and tourism-related businesses at the annual Cedar Valley Tourism Awards.
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Waterloo is leading the region in development

Waterloo is leading the region in development. From TechWorks Campus to new Logan retail, the Singlespeed phenomenon and much more, read it in the 2017 Progress Edition.
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