Mayor - Quentin M. Hart

 “The mayor is the chief executive officer of the city and presiding officer of the council. Except for the supervisory duties which have been delegated by law to a city manager, the mayor shall supervise all city officers and departments.” – State of Iowa Code

As CEO of the City the Mayor of Waterloo, Iowa is:
  • Head of a multi-million dollar, taxpayer-funded government entity for the citizens of Waterloo.
  • Chief operations officer over 500+ employees.
  • Direct Report for all department heads
  • Ceremonial representative of the City 
                  Watch the Mayor's 2023 State of the City Address here
                  Read more about the Mayor of Waterloo in this presentation

Portrait (Mayor Quentin Hart)

Mayor Quentin Hart is the first African American elected to the office of Mayor for the City of Waterloo, Iowa. Preceding the election, Mr. Hart was the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs for Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, providing leadership for multicultural initiatives and promoting awareness and appreciation for diversity on campus and the community. In the eight years preceding his mayoral election, Mayor Hart represented the citizens of Waterloo as Ward 4 Councilman and was the first African American-appointed Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Waterloo.

He received his MAE in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa and is also a 2013 graduate of the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership. Hart is happily married to Cassandra Hart, a 2007 Gold Star Award Teacher, and is the father of two sons, Quentin Jr. and Quenden; and one daughter, Halayah.
Mayor Harts fifth term ends  12/31/2025.

Contact Information
City Hall
715 Mulberry Street 
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4301 
Fax: (319) 291-4286

LGBTQ+ Liaison
Britni Perkins
Phone: (319) 291-4301 
Fax: (319) 291-4286

Board & Councils
Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency
Black Hawk County Conference Board
Black Hawk County NAACP
Black Hawk County Share Services Committee

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
Community Foundation’s Metro Funders
From the Heart Waterloo Home Enhancement Project - Founder & Director
Future Ready Cedar Valley
Future Ready Iowa Board Member (by Governor Branstad)
GROW Committee
INRCOG Board Member
INRCOG Executive Committee State of Iowa
State of Iowa Commission on Aging - Commissioner
Grow Cedar Valley  - ex officio
Iowa Healthiest State Initiative - Board of Directors
Iowa League of Cities Executive Committee-  Past President
Iowa League of Cities Legislative Committee
Iowa Workforce Development Minority Communities Board
Leader Valley Council (GCVAC)
Metro Coalition of Cities - Vice Chair
National League of Cities
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) - Board Member
NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders) - Member
Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team Member
Regional Workforce Development Board
Social Action Inc.. Board Member
University of Northern Iowa Strategic Plan Implementation Team
U.S. Conference of Mayors
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition - Iowa Advisory Council
Waterloo Industrial Development (WIDA) Board
Waterloo Youth Jobs Initiative

Progressive Governance Symposium 2019, Berlin Germany
Accelerator for America 2018, 2019

USGLC Global Statesman Award Winner 2021
Iowa Central College Distinguished Alumni 2017
Community Service Award on behalf of Arthur E. Mills Jr. Achievement Award 2017
Krajiski Teferic Award of Appreciation 2017
Iowa Citizen of the Year Award 2016

I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa (IMMAWII) Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
League of Cities Outstanding Young City Official Award  2015
Gift of Heart Legacy Award-National Philanthropy Association  2014
KBOL and Social Action Inc. Distinguished Public Service Award 2013
American Council of Young Political Egypt Delegation 2011
KBBG Citizen of the Year Award 2009
Iowa Legislature Community Service Award 2009
Koob Collaboration (University of Northern Iowa) Award  2009
NAACP Community Service Award 2007
Waterloo Commission on Human Rights Citizen of the Year Award 2005
Martin Luther King Jr. Center Community Service Award Winner 2004
Sammie Dell Commitment to Diversity Award 2002
Waterloo - Cedar Falls Courier 20 Under 40 2002
Waterloo - Cedar Falls Courier Unsung Heroes 2000

Get to know  Mayor Hart. Listen to his interview with Ali Parish of Habitat for Humanity by clicking below.