Welcome to Janesville


It is with honor and great pleasure that I personally welcome you to our great city. People have proudly called Janesville home for over 150 years!  I consider Janesville a very special place to live and I’m honored to call it my home as well. We're here to help you get acquainted with our city, please enjoy your stay or get settled in.

Janesville has the extremely good fortune of being conveniently located between Waseca and Mankato. You can live in a caring community with a small-town atmosphere and still take advantage of our proximity to these larger cities.  We are the fastest growing city within Waseca County!  As a result of our location, we have a thriving community. Our Main Street encompasses a wide variety of wonderful services, shopping and dining options.  I would encourage you to consider doing business in our town. We have many wonderful churches, a medical clinic, veterinary clinic, senior housing, great sub divisions and much, much more.  Janesville offers two top notch schools with dedicated administrators, teachers and coaches.  Go Bulldogs and Cardinals! Janesville residents are proud of their volunteer Rescue and Fire Department. We have a thriving Police Department.  Come check out our historic library and reading garden or have some fun at our bowling alley.

Recreational and entertainment options are abundant within the Janesville area from our reversible nine-hole golf course, camping, swimming, boating, fishing or enjoy what one of our many parks has to offer. Take advantage of the walking trail to Lakeview Park or try your skills at our seasonal skating rink. Our town boasts an annual summer Hay Daze Celebration equipped with a carnival, pageant, and parade. Along with many other seasonal events from fall festivals, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, fundraising events, shopping events, city sponsored picnic in the park, and music shows hosted by local talented musicians.

The City of Janesville is changing and growing daily. If you live here, you realize the assets and opportunities. I encourage you to take advantage of the chance to assist and participate in various committees, activities and events. Together, we can work hand in hand to make sure Janesville continues to thrive and offer an excellent quality of life for all.

If you’re already a part of our community thank you. If you are not a resident of this fine city, we hope that you are considering becoming one. We encourage you to visit and enjoy our town, you won’t be disappointed. Our job at City Hall is to help make you successful, so don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.


Andy Arnoldt