Employment Opportunity





The Lee County Iowa 911 Communications Center currently has an opening for a Director of Operations.  The 911 Center provides 911 and public safety communications for all of Lee County and is governed by a Board of Directors.  The Center currently employs twelve employees that provide 24-7 coverage for Lee County.  The Center takes approximately 8,000 phone calls per month, of which approximately 1550 are 911 calls and generated approximately 4,000 calls for service.

Lee County has a population of approximately 34,000 residents.  There are two population centers; the cities of Fort Madison and Keokuk.  There are six law enforcement agencies and eleven fire departments.  The Communications center is located at the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

The Board of Directors is seeking a highly motivated, proven leader, to oversee, guide and lead the operations of the Center.  The Board of Directors offers a competitive salary and benefit package.  Residence within Lee County is required within one year of hire.  A thorough background check will be conducted.  Interested persons can submit a cover letter and resume’ to:

Sheriff Stacy Weber

Lee County Sheriff’s Department

2530 255th Street

Montrose, IA  52639




Applications will be received through the end of business on August 3, 2018.

Applications can be submitted through mail or by e-mail.  The Lee County PSAP Control board is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities who meet the job requirements are encouraged to apply.

Follow the links to view the 2018 City of Keokuk Comprehensive Plan

These important planning documents are the product of countless citizens’ efforts and organizations’ hard work. Valuable input and survey responses allowed for a thorough consideration of the future land use in Keokuk and future projects and development to be undertaken by the city. Please contact 319-524-2050 with any questions.

Keokuk Comprehensive Plan 2018

Citizen’s Guide to the Keokuk Comprehensive Plan

The City of Keokuk is seeking its next City Administrator

Tentative Time Table

It is the City’s intent to conclude the search process as expediently as possible with the goal of offering the position to a candidate by June 14.  Therefore, candidates are urged to tentatively mark the following dates on their schedules:

  1. Deadline for applications …………………………………………….….. May 22, 2018
  2. Notification of finalists for the position ………….………………… May 25, 2018
  3. Candidates’ day to tour the community and meet City Employees, Mayor, and Council Members ..……………………………….…………. June 8, 2018
  4. Mayor & City Council conducts interviews of candidates …… June 9, 2018
  5. City Council approval of Offer of Employment …………………. June 14, 2018
  6. Proposed starting date of employment …….………………….…… July 30, 2018

Application materials requested include:  a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.  Submit application materials to: keokukapps2018@gmail.com by May 22, 2018 at 5pm.

The position profile for the City Administrator position can be accessed by clicking here.

Transportation Needs Survey

SEIBUS, provider of efficient transportation to all residents of the Southeast Iowa Region, and the Keokuk Human Rights Commission have worked together to develop a survey to determine the transportation needs of Keokuk.  We encourage everyone with any transportation needs (from once a month to daily) to fill out the short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQPLRGV.  For questions, call toll free 1-866-753-5107.

2018 Keokuk Comprehensive Plan Draft Document

The public comment period for the 2018 Keokuk Comprehensive Plan Draft Document is open through April 2018.

The 2018 Keokuk Comprehensive Plan is the result of a strategic planning process undertaken by the City of Keokuk to develop and adopt an updated Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan contains a vision for the future growth and development and determines goals, projects, and policies that will guide the future of development of the community.

Submit comments to:

Zach James
Planning Director
Phone: (319) 753-4313
E-mail: zjames @ seirpc.com


Pam Broomhall
Community Development Director
Phone: (319) 524-2050
E-mail: PBroomhall @ cityofkeokuk.org



Applications are still being accepted for the CDBG Owner/Occupied housing rehabilitation program.
Siding, windows, roofing, furnace, electrical, sidewalks, plumbing and insulation are areas of work that are eligible. Properties must meet HUD Standards when complete. Projects cannot exceed $24,999, plus lead safe work practices. This is a 5 year forgivable grant.

Applicants must live within the targeted area, this area begins at the corner of Concert and North 5th Street, along Concert Street to North 9th Street, along North 9th to Fulton Street, along Fulton to North 5th, along 5th Street to Concert.

Other requirements to qualify are a family must be at or below income guidelines, property is a single family dwelling, you own (at least 6 months) and live in the property (Contract sales and rental properties are ineligible for the program), taxes and utility bills must be paid to date, property must be insured, and property must comply with city nuisance ordinances.

Please contact Sara Hecox, SEIRPC, Grant Administrator, at 319-753-4311, shecox@seirpc.com, or Dan Eberhardt, SEIRPC, Housing Inspector at 319-753-4307, deberhardt@seirpc.com

34th Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days are on January 20th and 21st

Keokuk is the Winter Home of a large concentration of American Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River! Come inside the River City Mall to see wildlife exhibits, live raptors with the World Bird Sanctuary, the Iowa State Insect Zoo, the Tri-State Woodcarver’s Club Show, educational seminars, food & lots of interesting things to buy! Outdoors, along the riverfront, view eagles in their natural habitat with free spotting scopes manned by the Lee County Conservation Department personnel. A fun way to spend the weekend after the holidays! Free admission. Open to the general public.

Check out this webpage for more information about the exciting weekend full of great events!


3rd Annual No Shave November

Officers of the Keokuk Police Department participated in their 3rd Annual “No Shave November” Fundraiser.  Traditionally; officers have been allowed to have a mustache without any other facial hair.  With a donation to Stand Up To Cancer, they were able to grow facial hair during the month of November.  We will donate $700.00 to Stand Up To Cancer, in honor of the people in our community that have dealt with many types of cancer.

Stand Up To Cancer is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

“This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite in one unstoppable movement and Stand Up To Cancer.” http://www.standup2cancer.org/