“The mayor is the chief executive officer of the city and presiding officer of the council. Except for the supervisory duties which have been delegated by law to a city manager, the mayor shall supervise all city officers and departments.” – State of Iowa Code
- Head of a multi-million dollar, taxpayer-funded government entity for the citizens of Waterloo.
- Chief operations officer over 500+ employees.
- Direct Report for all department heads
- Ceremonial representative of the City
Watch the Mayor's December 2020 Economic Update here.
Read more about the Mayor of Waterloo in this presentation
Read the City of Waterloo Strategic Plan 2017-2022
Read the December 2017 Strategic Plan update to Council
Mayor Quentin Hart is the first African American elected to the office of Mayor for the City of Waterloo, Iowa. Preceding the election, Mr. Hart was the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs for Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, providing leadership for multicultural initiatives and promoting awareness and appreciation for diversity on campus and the community. In the eight years preceding his mayoral election, Mayor Hart represented the citizens of Waterloo as Ward 4 Councilman and was the first African American-appointed Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Waterloo.
Hart currently is a doctoral candidate at Iowa State University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He received his MAE in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa and is also a 2013 graduate of the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership.Hart is happily married to Cassandra Hart, a 2007 Gold Star Award Teacher, and is the father of two sons, Quentin Jr. and Quenden; and one daughter, Halayah.
Mayor Harts third term ends 12/31/2021.
715 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4301
Fax: (319) 291-4286
Black Hawk County Share Services Committee
From the Heart Waterloo Home Enhancement Project - Founder & Director
Future Ready Cedar Valley
Future Ready Iowa Board Member(by Governor Branstad)
INRCOG Executive Committee State of Iowa
National League of Cities
Progressive Governance Symposium 2019, Berlin Germany
Accelerator for America 2018, 2019
Iowa Central College Distinguished Alumni 2017
Community Service Award on behalf of Arthur E. Mills Jr. Achievement Award 2017
Krajiski Teferic Award of Appreciation 2017
Iowa Citizen of the Year Award 2016
I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa (IMMAWII) Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
League of Cities Outstanding Young City Official Award 2015
Gift of Heart Legacy Award-National Philanthropy Association 2014
KBOL and Social Action Inc. Distinguished Public Service Award 2013
American Council of Young Political Egypt Delegation 2011
KBBG Citizen of the Year Award 2009
Iowa Legislature Community Service Award 2009
Koob Collaboration (University of Northern Iowa) Award 2009
NAACP Community Service Award 2007
Waterloo Commission on Human Rights Citizen of the Year Award 2005
Martin Luther King Jr. Center Community Service Award Winner 2004
Sammie Dell Commitment to Diversity Award 2002
Waterloo - Cedar Falls Courier 20 Under 40 2002
Waterloo - Cedar Falls Courier Unsung Heroes 2000
Get to know Mayor Hart. Listen to his interview with Ali Parish of Habitat for Humanity by clicking below.