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Town Hall Offices

The Town Manager directs and manages the operations of the Town and is responsible for the implementation of all policy set by the Council. Duties include oversight of all Town departments and functions, economic development activities and coordination of special projects.

Town Council

The Town Council serves as the town legislative body with the president of the council serving as the town executive. There are five (5) members of the council, with staggered four-year terms, all elected at large. The council elects its president and vice president. Council meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month and held at the Waterloo Historic Depot, 485 W. Van Vleek Street at 6 pm.


Waterloo voters elect the Clerk-Treasurer who serves four-year terms of office. The Clerk-Treasurer is the keeper of the town’s official public records and serves as the town’s fiscal officer. Specific duties are defined by the Indiana Code (I.C. 36-5-6). The Clerk-Treasurer and staff is responsible for utility billing and payments, park pavilion, historic depot reservations and yard sale permits.

Fire Department

Waterloo is proud to be home of the Waterloo-Grant Township Volunteer Fire Department. Our firefighters also serve part of Smithfield Township.  Waterloo fire fighters are well-trained and ready when an emergency arises. Firefighters meet on the second Sunday of each month at 7 pm and train on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Waterloo Redevelopment Commission

The Redevelopment Commission possesses a vast array of powers to enable them to undertake the redevelopment of our town, to eliminate blight and revitalize our community. The seven (7) primary duties are listed in Indiana Code 36-7-14-11.

Plan Commission

The Plan Commission is responsible for guiding growth and development for the Town of Waterloo. The Plan Commission makes recommendations to the Town Council regarding the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and Map, and Subdivisions. Regular meetings are held at Town Hall on the third Monday of each month at 4:30 pm.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals is the body that hears and reviews variances, conditional uses, and other petitions for exceptions related to the Waterloo Zoning Ordinance. Meetings are scheduled as needed. Contact Zoning Administrator, Pamela Howard, to schedule a meeting with the BZA.

Park Board

Because recreational and common use areas enhance the livability and enjoyment of our community, the Waterloo Park Board works hard to plan and develop parks, and works with the Street & Parks Department to maintain our facilities. Regular meetings areheld on the second Wednesday of each month at Town Hall at 5 pm.

Waterloo Business Association

The Waterloo Business Association meets quarterly as a committee of the DeKalb Chamber Partnership. For more information, contact WBA President Brian Ruegsegger at (260) 837-8841.

Waterloo Main Street

Main Street is an extension of Indiana Street whose purpose is the revitalization and restoration of downtown. Main Street helps organize stakeholders, offers a grant program for historic structure renovations, helps market downtown facilities and enhances economic vitality. Waterloo Main Street also oversees an active Waterloo Events Committee. Waterloo Main Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is funded by donations and fundraising efforts. All proceeds are re-invested into events and beautification projects.

The Official Web Site of the Town of Waterloo, Indiana