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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.

Mayor Matt Gordon


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Join us for the West Lincoln Way Open House!

Join us for the West Lincoln Way OPEN HOUSE! On Wednesday, August 11th at 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Come stop by for a short presentation and open discussion to learn about the proposed streetscape improvements on West Lincoln Way. This will provide an opportunity for the public to share their input and learn about the plans! ...

Statement from the City of Jefferson

The City of Jefferson has received concerns regarding access to the Jefferson public swimming pool, specifically pertaining to patrons who identify as transgender. The City has reviewed the matter with legal counsel. Consistent with federal and state law, the City shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability. ... Read More ...


The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet and hold a public hearing on July 22nd at 12:00 P.M. in the council chambers at city hall 220 N. Chestnut St. Jefferson, Iowa. The commission will hold a public hearing to review changing the zoning from LI to RS-6, for Lot 15 of the SW1/4 of Section 5, Township 83, Range 30 ... Read More ...

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Date/Time Event
Aug 10, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
City Council Meeting
Aug 24, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
City Council Meeting
Sep 14, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
City Council Meeting
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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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