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Manchester, Iowa 52057
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Manchester 150 Year Celebration

For generations, Manchester has been called home. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our city’s incorporation (February 5, 1866), we are proud to be recognized for the resilience and growth we have accomplished as a community. A year-long celebration of our incorporation will take place throughout 2016. Manchester’s Sesquicentennial Celebration will feature many wonderful events in which residents, businesses and visitors can participate. Click here to learn more.

City Meetings & Events

October 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • City Council meeting
  • Fall Leaf Clean-Up
  • City Council Meeting
  • Manchester Trick or Treat Night

Council Agendas & Packets

The regular meetings of the Manchester City Council are scheduled for the second & fourth Mondays of the month at 5:00pm. Meetings are held at Council Chambers, 204 East Main Street.

Council Agendas & Packets

City Notes / Alerts

  •  Fall leaf pick-up begins October 17. Please see the attached schedule for routes.
    Posted on 10/14/2016 at 1:03 pm


  •  Employment Opportunity
    Posted on 10/24/2016 at 4:13 pm

    The City of Manchester is currently accepting applications for the position of Street Superintendent. The position performs a variety of administrative and technical functions involved in the administration and direction of street, storm sewer and sanitary sewer main collection system maintenance and/or repairs. Assignments require controlling work to assure its timely performance in adherence to maintenance standards and coordination of work with contractors, utility companies and other city departments. Excellent intrapersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Possession of a current State of Iowa Driver’s License upon appointment and continued maintenance of the license throughout period of employment. Must reside within 10 miles of the community within the first 6 months of employment. Salary based on experience and qualifications. Applications can be obtained at the City Office or online at www.manchester-ia.org. Please return application, resume and cover letter by November 2, 2016 to: City Manager, 208 E. Main, Manchester, IA 52057. Equal Opportunity Employer. Street Superintendent Job Description & Application

Latest News from KMCH.com

  • Camp Courageous Fruit Cakes Make Great Holiday Gifts! 10/25/2016
    It’s fruitcake time once again at Camp Courageous!  This is the 28th year Camp Courageous has been making fruitcakes.  The one-pound cakes sell for $10.00, and do not contain citron or alcohol. Fruitcakes will be sold at over 70 locations from November through December. The cakes are also available at Camp Courageous or can be...
    Mike Johnson
  • HS Volleyball: Starmont And Ed-Co Advance With Wins 10/25/2016
    By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Class 1A 15th-ranked Starmont Stars improved their record to 30-8 last night with a 3-0 sweep over East Buchanan at home. The Stars controlled the match winning 25-14, 25-15 and 25-16. Stars 10th-year head coach Robert Goedken says his team jumped out of the gates playing well early on and was able to settle...
    Jon Swisher
  • Two Injured In Car/Bus Accident Near Springville 10/25/2016
    A car crashed into a stopped school bus in the northbound lanes of U.S. 151 near Springville Monday afternoon.  According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department, a Springville school bus had stopped just east of Stone Road to let a child off and the car rear-ended the bus. Six students and a driver were on the bus...
    Mike Johnson

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Manchester Whitewater Park

Our park consists of 6 drops at roughly 18″ per drop and spans over 800ft. in length, Reconstruction of the river began upstream of Marion Street and extends downstream toward the CN railroad bridge. The Manchester Whitewater Park is open to the public and there is no cost or admission to utilize the park. The primary in-stream users will be whitewater enthusiasts including kayakers, canoeists, rafters, tubers, swimmers and boogie board/surfers.