City officials tour ‘National Night Out’ events

"We need to get out from behind the desk and get out there and talk to people," said Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart. 

Mayor Hart, along with some city council members and staff, piled into a transit bus Tuesday evening to tour several night out events throughout the city. 

With several missing children making headlines, Mayor Hart says nights like this one can help communities look out for one another. 

"It brings back sort of a village mentality, that you know it may not be my child but I am to look out for the children in our community," said Mayor Hart. 

"If people really get to know who’s really their neighbor, they’ll know who to call or if they see something strange say something," said Maxine Tisdale, the We Care Neighborhood Neighborhood Association President. 

Mayor hart also said that no two neighborhoods can be treated the same.

"Each neighborhood has a specific need, so this gives an opportunity to hear about some of that need, but we’re also going to be doing some more outreach to try and do some strategic planning in each neighborhood," said Mayor Hart. 

Neighborhood Services Coordinator Felicia Smith – Nalls says the night can help neighbors learn about city resources.

"A lot of things that people need they don’t know how to ask for, or who to ask," said Smith-Nalls. 

Ultimately, she says it’s about coming together. 

"Neighbors can share, it gives them an opportunity to share," said Smith-Nalls. 

This was the 30th year for Waterloo’s ‘Night Out.’
 

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