Welcome To Waunakee, WI!

Just five miles north of the state capital of Madison, WI, a fair and pleasant valley known as the "only Waunakee in the world" exists with a superior quality of life enjoyed by residents and businesses.

The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce has been engaged in our fine community since 1979. Business and service groups unite together to make our community and the greater Dane County area a better place to live and work. We offer a unified voice for the business community on issues critical to their success and are a clearinghouse for plans affecting the future of Waunakee.

The Chamber is a goal-setting organization dedicated to helping the Waunakee area reach its full potential in growth and prosperity!

Read about Waunakee's "Return To Glory" 

Winter Rules & Regulations

The Village of Waunakee, like most of Wisconsin, can experience high levels of snowfall each winter season. 
When snow events do occur, the responsibility to clear public streets and sidewalks is that of the Streets and 
Parks Divisions of Waunakee’s Public Works Department. The soul purpose of all Village plowing efforts is to maintain safe travel by pedestrians and vehicles throughout Waunakee. 

Waunakee averages a cumulative snowfall of 43 inches per year (The national average is 25 inches). 
Plowing all of Waunakee means clearing snow from: 

  • 110 lane miles of roadway 
  • 62 cul-de-sacs 
  • 12 miles of sidewalks, and 
  • All municipal parking areas and walkways
Several factors can also influence the number of operators available and the speed at which roadways
and sidewalks can be cleared. These factors include:

  • The time the snow began 
  • Duration of snowfall 
  • Type of snow - light/dry or wet/heavy 
  • Temperature before and after snowfall 
  • High winds - drifting 
  • Snow accumulation 
  • Available equipment - breakdowns 
  • Available staff  

The Village of Waunakee would like to remind all residents of the following Winter Rules and 
Regulations as found below: 

Alternate Parking
Snow in Streets 
Fire Hydrants 
Snow on Sidewalks 
Trash Containers 
Mailbox Policy 
Snowmobile Trails 
Holiday Tree Pick Up
Recreational Equipment  

MRD Compost Facility Closing For Season November 30

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The MRD compost facility at 5211 Hwy. Q, is operated by Purple Cow Organics. Residents of the City of Middleton and Villages of Waunakee and Shorewood Hills may continue to bring items to the site at no charge untilNovember 30 at which time the site will close for the season. 

The compost facility is open seasonally from April 1 through November 30. For more information on what is accepted at the site and the hours of operation:

Click the link below for more details:

MRD Compost Facility Hours and Information

Waunakee Makes Top 10 Best Community in the Nation!

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Family Circle has selected Waunakee as one of the 10 best communities for families in the entire nation for 2015! The article is in the August issue. For an advanced preview of the article, scroll through the selected communities by clicking the aqua arrows once you're in the link below:

Waunakee is Top 10 in nation in Family Circle!

New Members

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The Chamber hosts networking opportunities for members throughout the year. We sponsor Business After Hours, All Aboard Luncheons, Community Partnership classes, educational seminars and more.

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2015 Directory

2015 Community Guide & Directory is here! Your guide to local shops, dining, events, services, and more.

2015 Directory
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Waunakee Village Horizons Newsletter September 2015

Waunakee Police Department November Newsletter