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Jefferson is a Community that exemplifies the meaning of Midwest living. We are a progressive community of citizens who show a genuine concern about Life and the values of it for our present and future generations.

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JOB ANNOUCEMENT: City Administrator

Jefferson, Iowa, population 4,182, is seeking a visionary leader who will be able to see the big picture, be a strategic thinker with the ability to make sound decisions that are in the city’s best interest. The City Administrator should have knowledge with economic development and tax increment financing, long and short-term financial planning, including capital project and capital equipment ... Read More ...

HELP WANTED: Public Works Street Department

The City of Jefferson, IA is taking applications for a full-time Public Works Employee for the Street Department. Duties include snow removal, mowing, street maintenance, tree trimming and removal, yard waste collection, mosquito spraying and general maintenance duties. Assists all other City departments as required. Salary range is $42,952 to $54,808. IPERS and major medical. CDL with Air Brake Endorsement ... Read More ...


Public Hearing on Proposed Contract Documents and Estimated Costs for Repair or Improvement. A public hearing will be held by the City of Jefferson on the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications and form of contract) and estimated cost for the improvement at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. on January 24, 2023, at City Hall, 220 N. Chestnut Street, Jefferson, Iowa ... Read More ...

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As Mayor of Jefferson, I invite you to consider making Jefferson your home.

Jefferson is a great place to raise a family! Our small town quality of life is safe and friendly. Our schools and health care are excellent. Our new Greene County Early Learning Center provides education-based child care. Our parks and recreational programs give kids and adults plenty of free time choices. Our location within an hour of Des Moines and Ames gives easy access to additional cultural events and attractions, while our distance eliminates the hassles of metropolitan living.

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