City Government

Our Purpose

The City of Waterloo, Illinois is committed to providing its residents and businesses with modern, reliable services and an unrivaled quality of life.  The Mayor and Board of Aldermen work cooperatively with city administration, local organizations, and residents to set goals and to ensure that the best service possible is being delivered to our citizens.  The City is in a unique position to offer a full range of electric, gas, water, sewer, street and sanitary services with up-to-date equipment and a highly trained, resident staff.  Property values in Waterloo are also maintained at a high level by enforcement of Building, Zoning, Subdivision and Property Maintenance Code requirements.  Additionally, Waterloo’s very low crime rate is made possible with state-of-the-art equipment and a superbly trained, fully staffed Police Department.  A highly reputable school system, outstanding park and recreational facilities, and year round community activities make Waterloo an attractive place to live for people of all ages.  The City of Waterloo embraces new ideas while providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere where people can live, work, and raise a family. 


  1. The City of Waterloo’s Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 is $27,457,290.00.                
  2. The City of Waterloo has 56 full-time employees and 43 part-time employees
    (which include: elected officials, meter readers, crossing guards, property mower, summer hires, WEMA director, Planning Commission members and Zoning Board of Appeals members).
  3. The City of Waterloo operates out of seven different locations:
  • City Hall located at 100 West Fourth Street
  • Police Department located at 301 South Main Street
  • Gas Department located at 417 West Fourth Street
  • Electric Department located at 616 Poplar Street
  • Power Plant located at 615 West Third Street
  • Sewer Plant located at 1001 Sherwood Lane
  • Street Department located at 614 Poplar Street
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