"Take 5" Census Initiative
Racial Equality Training Fund
Friedl Bakery Building Redevelopment Receives State Historic Tax CreditsThe 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.
FridayLoo Season CanceledAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the Cedar Valley, the FridayLoo planning committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the rest of the FridayLoo season.
Waterloo achieves "Sustained Flight" StatusWaterloo first to reach Sustained Flight status as a Bird Friendly Community
First Responders Fund Exceeds GoalIn 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.
Waterloo Center for the Arts ReopensTemporary hour are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 4 PM.
Cinema On The Cedar To Become "The Lost Drive-In" For 2020This free event will have a limit of 225 cars per night. Reservations are required.
June 2020 Residential Basement Back-up Assistant
Waterloo Receives High Quality Bond Rating for 10th Consecutive YearThis designation maintains the City’s bonds in the medium range of the high quality category for the 10th consecutive year.
Waterloo Municipal Band Set To Start The 2020 SeasonThe Waterloo Municipal Band will play every Thursday night in July in the RiverLoop Amphitheatre from 7:30PM – 8:15PM.
The Waterloo Police Department is taking a critical review of all policies
City of Waterloo to Host Fair Chance Initiative TrainingWaterloo Business Owners and Human Resource professional are encouraged to attend.
Waterloo Prepares for the 2020 CensusWe need all residents in Waterloo to participate in the Census.
AMERICAN AIRLINES TO RETURN TWICE DAILY SERVICE TO CHICAGO O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
City of Waterloo Response to COVID-19The City of Waterloo is working with local, state and federal partners to keep our community informed about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Public Notice to amend the consolidated plan and Citizen Participation plan May 2020This 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).
Waterloo Mayor Hart Declares State of Civil EmergencyIowa law and city code grants Mayor Hart the power to declare a civil emergency when he determines a serious public danger exists.
Byrnes Pool Opening – June 13, 2020Facility layout may be modified due to Covid-19 guidelines.
First Responders Fund Announced by Waterloo Community FoundationThe Waterloo Community Foundation announces the establishment of the First Responders Fund.
CITY OF WATERLOO RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR'S PROCLOMATIONIn 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.
Business Owner Maintains Commitment to Hometown Thanks to PPP FundingThanks 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.
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.
Waterloo Mayor Hart Extends State of Civil Emergency
Covid-19 Funding through Community Development Block Grant
July Home Buyers Education Registration OpenThe Waterloo Housing Authority offers classes to help residents on their path to homeownership.
Mayor Hart Stresses Public Remain Vigilant with Announcement of Limited Openings to Public Facilities
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.
Waterloo Playground Equipment Temporarily ClosingCity parks will remain open but the playground areas within the parks and schools are closed effective immediately.
Airport Tower's Operating Hours Reduced Due To COVID-19 PandemicFederal Aviation Administration reduces Air Traffic Control hours at the Waterloo Regional Airport
Fitzgerald Accepts Waterloo Police Chief PositionChief 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.
City of Waterloo Announces Additional Closures
Community Conservation WorkshopThis 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.
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.
Heart for the City - Episode 56
City of Waterloo Announces Closure of Public Facilities
Waterloo Recognized for Shrinking Gender Pay GapWaterloo was recognized for shrinking the gender Pay Gap.
May 29 FridayLoo CanceledWe have made the difficult decision to cancel the May 29th FridayLoo.
Cedar Valley Sportsplex: Phase 2 Opening- June 1, 2020
RAGBRAI 2020 postponed until 2021 – route will still come through WaterlooThe Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI has announced that the ride will be postponed until July 2021.
Weed and Grass Trimming Season in EffectThe 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.
Waterloo ranked #76 in a new report of Cities with the Most & Least Affordable Homes in the U.S. for 2020
Meet the Candidates for Waterloo Police ChiefMeet the Candidates for Waterloo Police Chief
Governor Reynolds Announces COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief ProgramGovernor 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.
Waterloo Memorial Day ObservanceA prerecorded observance will air on Waterloo public access (Channel 15 & 79-2).
PLANT WATERLOO! Spring 2020 Residential Tree ProgramWaterloo residents are eligible to purchase one or two trees for $20 each.
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.
Two Local Companies Invest $27 Million Dollars in Waterloo Projects - Receive State SupportLincoln Savings Bank (LSB) and Warren Transport where each awarded tax credits to support their expansion projects.
MidAmerican Energy announces first electric vehicle fast-charging sitesBy 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.
Waterloo hotel and convention center redevelopment announcedExtensive renovation plans for the Ramada Inn and also for the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in downtown Waterloo announced.
$100 Million Dollar Amusement Park Breaks Ground in WaterlooLost Island Amusement Park will be located at 2225 E Shaulis Rd, across from Lost Island Water Park. Developers are Gary and Becky Bertch.
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.
Opportunity Zones NominationsGov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg announce nominations for Iowa Opportunity Zones.
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.
Waterloo First Dementia Friendly CommunityJuly 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.
Did you miss the skatepark design workshop?Watch the July 29, 2019 Skatepark Design Workshop
Waterloo Awarded MidAmerican Energy Trees Please! GrantThe 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.
Sanitary Sewer Force Main RepairCattle Congress Sanitary Sewer Force Main Repair
Census 2020The 2020 Census provides an opportunity for everyone to be counted.
Waterloo Recieves Asphalt AwardsThe City of Waterloo received two awards at the Iowa Asphalt Convention. Dan Baker and Larry Crain were present to receive the awards.
Quick Turn Around of Sanitary Sewer Repair near Cattle CongressAECOM, 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.
AMERICAN AIRLINES ADJUSTS AIRFARES FROM WATERLOOTravelers are seeing more competitive ticket pricing out of the Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) thanks to an airfare survey completed by local airport officials.
City of Waterloo Development Update Winter 2018/19The 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!
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.
25 Youth City Council members Improve CivilityIn 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.
Iowa Irish Fest Holds State Of The Fest EventI 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
Human Rights Award Recipients 2018Please help us celebrate these individuals next Wednesday at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, 10 am
Waterloo is one of the safest cities in the MidwestAccording 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.
Waterloo Crime Drops AgainWaterloos 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.
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.
Waterloo to be Honored by Federal AgencyGrand Crossing development project receives the 2018 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award
Kids Ride SafeTraffic Safety Campaign Aims to Save Kids Lives
Hart elected to Iowa League of Cities Executive BoardQuentin 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.
Officer Justin Brandt Hail Mary ProjectWaterloo 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.
Proper Use of Bike LanesThroughout 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.
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.