Section Eight-Housing Choice Voucher Program is now Accepting Applications On-Line
FHA's foreclosure and eviction moratorium ends this month
"A Practical Backyard Tour"
Waterloo Youth Council Collects Items for Mental Health Center
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.
Airport begins summer constructionWeather permitting, all construction work should be completed by the end of September.
National Ag Day Celebrations in WaterlooOn National Ag Day, March 23rd, Waterloo was the home to many Thank you celebrations hosted by the Iowa Pork Association.
Compost Facility/Yardwaste Site 2021 OpeningThe City of Waterloo’s Compost Facility will open for the summer season on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.
Water and Sewer Rates among lowest in IowaWaterloo residential rates are the second lowest in the State of Iowa based on 6 CCF which is 600 cubic feet (4,488 gallons)
Comments will be incorporated in to the final document submitted HUD.
Public Notice to Amend the FY19-23 Year Consolidated Plan-CARES Act CDBGIf you would like to attend the virtual public hearing, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
HUD Presents CheckCity 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.
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.
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.
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.
2030 Vision and Strategic PlanTen 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.
Quarterly Economic Deployment UpdateMayor Hart gives an quarterly economic update of Waterloo, December 2020.
STRATACACHE Announces Acquisition of New Network Operations and Hosting Center Campus in Iowa
The City of Waterloo to Award Nearly $400,000 in CARES ACT Funds to Local Non-ProfitsA total of $589,782 was available to qualifying projects within the City of Waterloo through the first wave of CDBG-CV funding.
2021 RENTAL UNIT REGISTRATIONSRegistration is now open and due by November 1, 2020 for the City of Waterloo Rental Registration Program.
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.
Racial Equality Training FundThese 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.
Waterloo Center for the Arts ReopensTemporary hour are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 4 PM.
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.
Elevate CCBHC & Waterloo PD Establish Law Enforcement-Embedded Social Worker PartnershipThis 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.
Phelps Youth Pavilion ReopeningPhelps Youth Pavilion is set to reopen its doors on Wednesday, June 2nd at 10AM.
RiverLoop Rhythms Returns This Friday NightThe concerts will run through the summer.
Waterloo Tree City USA 37th Year in a RowAwards 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.
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.
Mayor Hart Assures Public Waterloo Mask Mandate Still in EffectOn 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.
City of Waterloo Hosts CARES ACT TOWN HALLDuring this event, local social service providers explain the CARES ACT funding available to individuals in Waterloo.
American Airlines Announces February and Early March SchedulesSunday January 31st thru February 10th; and, Thursday, February 11th thru Wednesday, March 3rd
DOWNTOWN WATERLOO INTRODUCES FREE 15 MINUTE GRAB-N-GO SPACESThe new “Grab-n-Go” signs will be placed at parking spaces throughout Downtown Waterloo and are meant to provide easy access to Downtown businesses.
City Highlights and Successes Celebrated in Waterloo Leads! Virtual Event
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.
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.
American Airlines Announces December and Early January SchedulesSCHEDULE EFFECTIVE DATES: December 2nd thru December 20th
Homebuyer Assistance Program is Currently Taking Applications
TRICK OR TREATING - CITY OF WATERLOOThe 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.
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.
Waterloo's Partnership with the University of Iowa off to a Strong Start
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.
Friday Loo Summer Concert Series Kicks Off May 14The Friday Loo Summer Concert Series kicks off Friday, May 14th from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at Lincoln Park in downtown Waterloo.
City Seeking Presenters for Waterloo SPARK EventThe 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.
Waterloo Activates Downtown Inflatable DamThe City of Waterloo will activate the inflatable dam on the Cedar River Monday April 12, 2021.
Notice of Public HearingThe 2nd public hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom videoconferencing.
City Seeks Volunteers for International Property Maintenance BoardThe deadline to apply is Feb 15th, 2021.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Keynote at Waterloo International Human Rights Day Virtual EventNikole 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.
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.
Waterloo Police Rebranding CommitteeThe members of the new Waterloo Police Rebranding Committee have been chosen.
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.
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.
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.
AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY TO CHICAGO
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE DATES: January 5th thru February 3rd
Waterloo Water Works Payment Center Re-OpensWaterloo 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
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
Public Input needed for FY 22 Community Development Block Grant & Home FundsThe deadline for input is December 31, 2020.
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.
Waterloo All-School Art Virtual ExhibitionWaterloo All-School Art virtual exhibition runs until June 2nd, 2021.
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.
Civil Emergency ProclamationThis 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.
American Airlines to Return to Twice Daily Services to ChicagoBeginning Thursday, June 3rd.
Voting Rights marchThursday, March 25 at 4:30 PM
Courageous Community Conversation: The 1619 ProjectTuesdays in March: March 9, 16, 23, and 30 of 2021
Input needed on the reconstruction of Park Avenue & 11th Street bridges
Believe Waterloo MLK Breakfast – Community is EssentialBelieve Waterloo MLK Breakfast – Community is Essential, on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:00am.
Waterloo Veterans Day ObservanceA 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.
Waterloo Memorial Day ObservanceA prerecorded observance will air on Waterloo public access (Channel 15 & 79-2).
Twelfth Annual Mayoral Battle of the BellsWaterloo Mayor Quentin Hart will be facing off against Evansdale Mayor Troy Beatty on Saturday, December 12th from 10 am – noon.
Best Western Plus Executive Residency Waterloo – Cedar Falls will celebrate its grand openingBest Western Plus Executive Residency Waterloo – Cedar Falls will celebrate its grand opening on October 29, 2020.
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.
American Airlines Updates Flight ScheduleAmerican Airline Flights for October 8th thru November 2nd.
Waterloo Prepares for the 2020 CensusWe need all residents in Waterloo to participate in the Census.
Mock Aircraft Emergency ExerciseThe Waterloo Regional Airport will conduct a mock airport disaster exercise on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.
Waterloo Riverside Skate Park Grand Opening and Ribbon CuttingWaterloo Riverside Skate Park will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Thursday, October 1 at 5:00 pm.
Plant Waterloo! Spring 2021 Residential Tree ProgramWaterloo 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.
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
City of Waterloo, Iowa Request for Qualifications 2030 VISION PLANThe Community Vision should understand the whole community, reflect core community values, address emerging trends and issues, imagine a preferred future, and promote local action.
Waterloo Dam DeflationThe City of Waterloo will begin to deflate the bladder dam October 19, 2020.
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.
Meet the Candidates for Waterloo Police ChiefMeet the Candidates for Waterloo Police Chief
SPARK WATERLOOSPARK WATERLOO will take place on Tuesday, June 8, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, at the Riverloop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial Street.
Downtown Waterloo Sidewalk Sale and Art WalkDowntown 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
Public Golf Courses OpenWaterloo’s three municipal golf courses—South Hills, Gates Park and Irv Warren Memorial—will open Saturday, March 20,.
Snow EmergencyThe City of Waterloo has declared a Snow Emergency as of 7:00 PM MONDAY, January 25th until 3:00 PM TUESDAY, January 26th.
Christmas Tree Collection
CITY-WIDE CLEAN-UP "BUCK DAY"Waterloo will hold its Citywide Clean-up “Buck” Day Saturday, September 26, 2020
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.
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Drop-off EventThis event is open to all residents of Black Hawk County.
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.