Mayor’s Welcome

maryOn behalf of the residents of Okoboji, I thank you for your interest in Okoboji, Iowa. I hope that you will find information within this web site that will assist you in learning more about Okoboji, its City Government and its activities. Whether you are a citizen of Okoboji, a non-resident property owner or a visitor, this web site is dedicated to promote improved communication among all of us. We are proud of our city, its unique name and its role in the history and evolution of the Lakes Area as a major vacation spot for Iowa and the surrounding states.

Today, the City of Okoboji is primarily a residential community which is growing every year. Businesses are located along the Highway 71 corridor, and we welcome business interests desiring to locate in our city and capitalize upon Iowa workers’ well known work ethic and our city’s unusual name.

We look forward to seeing you at the lakes. Please let us know what we can do to help you learn more about our very special city with the sometimes unpronounceable, yet unforgettable name.

Mary VanderWoude, Mayor