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Office of the Mayor

Waterloo is a prosperous community known for its friendly demeanor and its historic German ancestry. Located thirty minutes from St. Louis, Waterloo provides our residents with the convenience of a city while maintaining the comforts of a small town. A reputable school system, superb recreational facilities, year round community activities, and a low crime rate make Waterloo an attractive city for people of all ages.

The City of Waterloo dates back to the1800’s when the town charter was officially granted after an influx of German setters made Waterloo their home. Today, in the heart of downtown and in the heart of the residents, German heritage is still prevalent. To celebrate our heritage and our ongoing relationship with our German sister city a much anticipated annual parade and festival is held for all the community to enjoy.

While we strive to preserve our historical heritage, Waterloo is a place that embraces new ideas while providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere where people can live, work, and raise a family. The city is committed to providing quality services and an unrivaled quality of life for their residents. The mayor and alderman 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 people of Waterloo, our business community, and the city government are shining examples of what can be accomplished with perseverance and a collaborative spirit.

Waterloo is truly a great place. I appreciate your interest and I hope you’ll take the time to explore our city and learn of the many advantages Waterloo has to offer.

Sincerely yours,

Tom Smith
Mayor of Waterloo