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Protect Each Other from COVID-19

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures are now in effect statewide and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2020. To avoid confusion and any conflicting requirements, the face covering proclamation previously issued by Waukee Mayor Courtney Clarke on Nov. 5, 2020 will change from a requirement to a strong recommendation while Gov. Reynolds’ proclamation is in effect. If the Governor’s proclamation does expire on Dec. 10 without any extension, it is Mayor Clarke’s intent to reinstitute the face covering requirement proclamation in Waukee on Dec. 11 through Dec. 31, 2020, unless modified or amended. Learn more.

Thank you for continuing to care for one another by taking precautions against spreading COVID-19. I, along with Waukee City Council Members and City staff, continue to monitor the 14-day rolling total of COVID-19 cases in Waukee. As the pandemic carries on, it is as important as ever to wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, stay at least six feet from those who do not reside in your household, and cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others (if age and health allows). Learn more from CDC.

Mayor’s Message Regarding COVID-19

March 13, 2020
(Updated March 17, 2020)

To Waukee residents, visitors and business partners:

The City of Waukee is responding to and preparing for the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. City staff members are monitoring the status and impact of COVID-19 locally, statewide and nationwide to ensure our community’s actions are informed by accurate information.

Prevention of COVID-19 is the same as that for other respiratory illnesses. These actions do not just protect you. They help keep the whole community safe, especially our most vulnerable residents, by slowing the spread of the disease. The City has a dedicated webpage filled with information straight from the agencies at the heart of the situation. Please review this page and sign up for updates.

The City of Waukee intends to continue to provide the valued services which you depend on, albeit perhaps in alternative ways. As a precaution, we have begun closing City buildings to the public and we have canceled programs and events. The City is also encouraging members of the public to do City business online, over the phone, via our outdoor dropboxes and through the mail when possible. See a list of tasks that can be done remotely 

Should it become necessary to temporarily suspend certain non-essential services or programs, the City will alert the community through the City’s website, social media channels, text notifications and local media outlets.

I encourage all Waukee community members to stay informed and to use common sense with hygiene and exposure. Again, visit our COVID-19 webpage for tips and links to other resources! 

Stay well, and thank you for taking this public health threat seriously. We encourage citizens to remain calm and informed, and to take measures to protect themselves and those around them.

Mayor Courtney Clarke

Mayor’s Welcome

Welcome to Waukee, and thanks for visiting the City website! It is full of all the information you need to navigate our great community, and if you are unable find something, please email the Webmaster.

We’re so glad to have you here — and we have to say, you’ve made a great choice. Waukee has fantastic schools, 23 miles of trails, ever-expanding parks and amenities, well-maintained roads and an abundance of friendly people. Safety is a top priority in Waukee, with a big focus on providing safe neighborhoods. Our dedicated police and fire personnel are top-notch, keeping response times low and professionalism high.

This is truly an exciting time to be part of our community. The addition of Grand Prairie Parkway and the widening of Alice’s Road have opened opportunity in the 1,300-acre, multi-use Kettlestone Development. Waukee is perfectly poised for business development and growth. In fact, it’s already one of the most rapidly growing communities in the Des Moines Metro.

But we’re also determined to maintain the hometown feel that is one of the hallmarks of Waukee. Trails and walkability are important to us, and every season brings community events such as FamilyFest, the Waukee Arts Festival, the Independence Day Celebration, our annual WinterFest event and more! We also offer excellent Parks & Recreation options and Waukee Public Library services and events for every resident to enjoy.

On behalf of the Waukee City Council and staff, we hope you’ll enjoy “The Key to Good Living” as much as we do.

Mayor Courtney Clarke