Residents who live in Waterloo’s Ward #1, which is in the north-east quadrant of the city, interested in serving as city council alder have until Sept. 7 to submit an application.

Current Ward #1 Alder Jason Schoenwetter at the Aug. 5 meeting announced his resignation effective Aug. 31. The alder was re-elected in April in an uncontested race.

He was first elected to the council in April 2019 as a write-in candidate in his first uncontested race. Schoenwetter filled the role for two years after Matt Ziaja resigned as the Ward #1 alder in 2018 and the appointee chose not to run for office.

Applications for the aldermanic position can be found on the city’s website,, under the news tab.

The appointed individual will fill the vacancy until voters elect a new ward #1 alder during the April 5, 2022 election. The elected person will then complete the remainder of Schoenwetter’s term, which ends in 2025.

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