We're Hiring

The City of Camanche is taking applications for the position of Public Works Director.  Click here to go to the employment opportunities page.


The City is also accepting applications for testing for the Chief of Police position.  That application and job description is also on the employment opportunities page

Report Street Light Outages

Street lights out?  Here is a helpful button for you to report the outage.  Please try to get the most accurate location to help Mid American locate the issue. 

City Hall Expansion

As part of the City's Capital Improvement Plan, City Hall expansion is underway.  The City considered architectural design service presentations from multiple organizations and ultimately selected Bray Architects as our partners for this project.  A subcommittee was formed to work with the architecture firm to have the design meet the needs of staff and council while maintaining the budget limits established by Council.  Two reverse referendums were performed in order to borrow a sum total $600,000 for the project.  The City was fortunate to receive competitive bids from area banks for the loans. Ultimately, the City reached an agreement with First Central State Bank at a rate of 1.55%.


The project continues to move forward in the planning portions.  The images of the proposals are included below. Once plans are finalized, the contracting for work will go out for competitive bidding. The project will expand council chambers to create more space for staff and citizens, increase security measures, provide additional office space for the mayor, a future building inspector/nuisance abatement staff member with its own window for transactions, increase technology for broadcasting and recording of meetings, better office flow for staff with room for growth, a shared office for other functions such as council member needs, cemetery buisness or other features, and also the addition of a drive up window for the services citizens need in order to continue to conduct in person transactions. 


We continue to move forward and hope to provide a modern facility with adequate space and ease of access for citizens while adding a structure that becomes a source of civic pride for the community.

City of Camanche Awarded $500,000 TSIP Grant

The City of Camanche applied for a Traffic Safety Improvement Program grant for a proposed roundabout to be located at 7th Avenue and Highway 67.  The city applied for $500,000 of the estimated $896,000 cost of the project and was awarded the entire possible $500,000.  


The next step is for the City to apply for a Urban-State Transportaiton Engineering Program (USTEP) grant., which will fund 55% of a request up to $200,000.  If awarded that full amount, the City would seek additional funding assistance for the remaining estimated $196,000.


The City has created an FAQ on roundabouts, and specifically for the proposed location in Camanche.  Please find the button below to visit that page.


The awarded grant funding is only available for a roundabout at this location.  


To review the presentation from IDOT, download the pdf below.  Camanche ranked 3rd

FY 2022 TSIP Commission presentation.pdf
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Additional Closures

Effective November 10, 2020, all city facilities are closed to the public until further notice by Mayoral Proclamation.  This includes City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works and the Public Library. There will be no yard waste day on November 16.  


The Iowa Department of Public Health reports Clinton County at 24% positivity rate over the last 14 days.  


We continue to encourage citizens to practice social distancing and safe practices during this pandemic.  

Utility Bill Assistance

The State of Iowa has established an assistance program if you are impacted by the pandemic and qualify for income thresholds, you may be eligible for the program.  Please click the button below which will take you to the utlitity page for more information. 

Council Meetings Remain Online

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout Clinton County, the City Council for the City of Camanche will continue to use online versions of their meetings.  You can log in with your computer, tablet or smart phone if you want to watch the video.  You can also call in from a regular phone.  Those instructions are below.  We will also be attempting to stream the freeconference video to youtube.  This may be a challenge, and there is a 6 second delay for the youtube stream and we will not be able to interact with chat via youtube.


The phone numbers to call in are


1-717-275-8940 or



The access code is 289 8487

Mayoral Proclamation

Mayoral Proclamation 11-17-2020
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Mayoral Proclamation 11-10-2020
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Mayoral Proclamation 5-27-2020
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Mayoral Proclamation 5-13-20
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Mayoral Proclamation 4-29-2020
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Mayoral Proclamation 4-8-20
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Governor's Proclamation 5-26-2020
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Governor's proclamation 5-13-20
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Governor Reynolds' Proclamation 4-2-20
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Community Profile

The City of Camanche offers the best in small town living to all who treasure it’s “hometown” charm. Located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, Camanche boasts a thriving local school system, friendly neighbors, and an abundance of recreational activities to satisfy all who live and play here. Couple that with Camanche’s proximity to Clinton, and residents are able to  participate in all the events and activities of a larger community, while still living the small town life!


Camanche Depot

Find out more about the Depot and other Parks & Recreation features by using the button below.



Community Center

The City of Camanche has opened its new Community Center.  Discover the new facility here.



City of Camanche

Our business hours

Monday - Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730


563-259-9025  FAX

Fall Newsletter September 2020
It's still Summer, but this is prepping for the Fall. Enjoy your remaining warm days!
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Spring 2020 newlsetter.pdf
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Quick Facts

Population: 4,448
County: Clinton
Median Household Income: $41,859
Median Home Price: $80,200
Median Age: 40.5




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