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October 22, 2020

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

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October 15, 2020

HUD PRESENTS NEARLY $3.4 MILLION CHECK TO THE CITY OF WATERLOO, IA TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM LEAD HAZARDS

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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 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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August 13, 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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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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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 07, 2020

2021 RENTAL UNIT REGISTRATIONS

Registration is now open and due by November 1, 2020 for the City of Waterloo Rental Registration Program.
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July 31, 2020

FridayLoo Season Canceled

As 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.
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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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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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Waterloo Center for the Arts Reopens

Temporary hour are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 4 PM.
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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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September 30, 2020

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

Due to COVID-19 the number of participants is limited. Early registration is encouraged
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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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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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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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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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October 12, 2020

American Airlines Announces November and Thanksgiving Schedule

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September 28, 2020

Homebuyer Assistance  Program is Currently Taking Applications

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September 28, 2020

TRICK OR TREATING - CITY OF WATERLOO

The City of Waterloo is following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is asking residents to not participate in traditional trick or treat activities this year.
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August 03, 2020

"Take 5" Census Initiative

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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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June 26, 2020

AMERICAN AIRLINES TO RETURN TWICE DAILY SERVICE  TO CHICAGO O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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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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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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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

CITY OF WATERLOO RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR'S PROCLOMATION

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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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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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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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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May 15, 2020

May 29 FridayLoo Canceled

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the May 29th FridayLoo.
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May 29, 2020

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

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2021 Ragbrai
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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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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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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February 24, 2020

Meet the Candidates for Waterloo Police Chief

Meet the Candidates for Waterloo Police Chief
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September 11, 2020

CITY-WIDE CLEAN-UP "BUCK DAY"

Waterloo will hold its Citywide Clean-up “Buck” Day Saturday, September 26, 2020
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August 27, 2020

Household Hazardous and Electronics Collection Event Canceled

Household Hazardous and Electronics Collection Event Canceled
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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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May 22, 2020

Waterloo Memorial Day Observance

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

AMERICAN AIRLINES ADJUSTS AIRFARES FROM WATERLOO

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: waterloopubliclibrary.org
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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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