The Mission of the City of Newton is to be the best provider of excellent services through a professional, innovative team dedicated to high quality performance and fiscal responsibility. Whether you’re raising a family, starting a business or building a home — you’ll want to get to know Newton. The community has many great amenities — excellent schools, unique entertainment, beautiful art displays and parks. Established in 1846 and incorporated as a city in 1857, Newton is the county seat of Jasper County and the largest city in the county. Newton focuses on providing a safe community with a high quality of life, engaged residents, and a strong business community. Our community vision statement is “Newton Shines Bight: Newton is a progressive, family friendly community, a shining star of Central Iowa, and a place to call home.