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Brad Deets Appointed as Waukee City Administrator


Waukee, Iowa — At the March 7, 2022 regular meeting of the Waukee City Council, the Council approved the appointment of Brad Deets as Waukee’s new City Administrator, effective April 1. Deets, the City’s current Assistant City Administrator, will follow in the footsteps of outgoing City Administrator Tim Moerman, who will retire March 31, 2022.

“Excellent City staff and leadership are foundational to Waukee’s success,” said Waukee Mayor Courtney Clarke. “As the City Council and I assessed how best to fill the City Administrator role, experience, vision, community development expertise and regional partnerships were primary considerations. We are fortunate Brad Deets embodies these characteristics and skills, and also has been pivotal in helping to lead the City through a high-growth period. We are thrilled he accepted this role, and we are eager to see continued progress under his leadership.” 

Brad Deets joined the City of Waukee as Community Development Director in 2006. Since then, he led comprehensive community planning, advanced economic development efforts, supported residential growth and much more.

“Waukee is a fantastic community with great potential,” Deets said. “I have been fortunate to be a part of this team in different capacities for a number of years. I look forward to the new challenges that this position brings as we move forward in making Waukee a premiere community for our citizens, business community and visitors.”

Deets holds a bachelor’s degree in community and regional planning and a Master of Business Administration, both from Iowa State University. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the American Institute of Planners (AICP).

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Deets is also involved in metro-wide collaborative efforts with the Des Moines Area MPO and the Greater Des Moines Partnership Board.

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