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  • ‘Always Ames’ Campaign Promotes Community

    A marketing campaign to promote Ames as an attractive place to relocate, raise families, work, and play launched in February and targets young adults with its “Always Ames” message.

    02/24/2017 5:13 PM

  • Nominations Accepted for ‘Home For Everyone’ Award

    The Ames Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for its annual “Home for Everyone” award. The award honors a worthy individual or organization that has made a contribution to providing housing opportunities that enhance the quality of life for members of disadvantaged populations. To be eligible to receive the award, the nominee must provide housing in Ames.

    02/24/2017 4:58 PM

  • Annual Eco Fair Set for March 25

    For Ames residents interested in learning more about water conservation, reducing electric consumption, Energy Star appliances, low-impact landscaping, shrinking their carbon footprint, getting involved in environmental issues and more, the Eco Fair has the answers! On Saturday, March 25, the Community Center Gymnasium, 515 Clark Ave., will be filled with booths, vendors, activities, and displays focusing on how residents can reduce, reuse, and recycle. The event opens early this year with hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    02/24/2017 4:55 PM

  • CyRide Schedules Meetings for Public Input

    CyRide has scheduled opportunities for the public to comment on potential route and schedule changes. The transit system has been working with a consultant, Nelson Nygaard, to consider options that will benefit the Ames and Iowa State University communities in the future.

    02/17/2017 5:03 PM

  • Ames Receives ‘Best Trail Project’ Award

    The Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association recognized the Ames Public Works Department as part of its Excellence in Concrete awards for recreational trails constructed in 2016. The award was given for the extension of the Skunk River Trail and was formally presented to the Ames City Council at a recent meeting.

    02/17/2017 11:12 AM

  • Grants Available to Improve Building Facades in Campustown Area

    Commercial property or business owners interested in enhancing the appearance of street-facing sides of commercial buildings located south and west of Iowa State University campus can apply for grants through the Campustown Façade Grant Program.

    01/30/2017 4:00 PM

  • Sign Up for e-Notifications of MPO Activities

    Keep up with events and news by the Ames Area MPO by receiving e-Notifications.

    02/01/2017 3:31 PM