City of Hudson IA

City of Hudson IA

Mayor's Welcome

Welcome to our city and our website.  We sincerely hope you will find living in Hudson or visiting Hudson to be everything you expected or anticipated.  We are proud of our community, schools, churches, community organizations, and especially our people. 

Hudson functions with the Mayor-Council form of city government.   The City Council meetings are held regularly on the second and fourth Monday nights of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall. All meetings are open to the public and we hope you take the opportunity to attend and participate.  Current meeting dates and times are available on the "Event/Calendar" or the "Agenda and Minutes," tabs of this website.  You can also request the City Clerk send you the council packet by email.

Other Council approved committees functioning in the community are:  The Park& Recreation Board, Library Board, Board of Adjustment, Planning & Zoning, Public Works, Mayor's Task Force, Public Safety, and Administrative Finance and Personnel.  The approx. 40 member volunteer Fire and Ambulance Crews work in a cooperative spirit with the 6 person Police Department.  

Hudson is a progressive, growing community with several development areas underway.  Hudson relies on its committees to support the existing community and assist with planned growth & development that serves all of our residents from Hwy 20 - the north edge of Hudson and south of town where highway 58 and 63 intersect.  If you are interested in serving your community as a Hudson resident on one of the committees listed above, please contact the City Clerk’s Office.  

The Electric and Gas service is handled by Mid-American Energy for all Hudson residents. MidAmerican can be reached at 888-427-5632.  

Hudson offers a fine park system with parks located in several areas of town as well as its connection to the Cedar Valley bike trails and Black Hawk Creek Waterway Trail for kayaks.  Hudson also offers a city golf course between Black Hawk Creek and Dale Street (northwest of the local co-op).  The Cities ball diamonds are located at the Pirate Street Complex on the southeast side of town, east of Hwy 63.  

We hope you will make use of the parks and aid in the support and upkeep.  City maps are available at City Hall for your convenience as well as Bike Trail maps and other items of interest provided by the Cedar Valley Visitors Bureau. 

Again, welcome to Hudson.  We hope you enjoy our city and consider participating in community affairs, attending one of our churches, patronizing our merchants, and enjoying family life in Hudson.