Healthy Hometown

HealthyWaterloo_logoWaterloo was presented with the 2021 Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark Community Award during the Healthiest State Initiative Annual Awards presentation held virtually during a live Facebook event on Feb. 18, 2021. The award recognizes Waterloo for its accomplishments in health improvement initiatives within the community.

Read the Press Release here.

Read more about the award here.

Some noteworthy achievements in Waterloo include:

  • Passed a tobacco and nicotine-free policy in parks
  • Enhanced Jefferson street and urban farmers’ market sidewalks and added ADA-compliant crosswalks
  • Enhanced University Avenue to be more pedestrian friendly by installing pedestrian lighting and more than one mile of trails and sidewalks, reducing the number of lanes and lowering the speed limit