Steve Schainker, City Manager
515 Clark Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Phone: 515-239-5101 Fax: 515-239-5142
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 am - 5 pm 

Staff Contacts 


City Manager - Steve SchainkerCity Manager Steve Schainker
Email: sschainker@city.ames.ia.us

The City Manager appoints all department heads and is responsible to the Council for proper administration of all city business, and for the annual budget.

Steve Schainker joined the City of Ames more than 30 years ago, and has been serving as City Manager since 1981. The City Manager carries out the day-to-day responsibilities of running the city organization and oversees 18 departments and divisions including Public Works, Water and Pollution Control, Parks and Recreation, Finance, Ames Electric Services, Ames Police, Ames Fire, and Planning and Housing. Mr. Schainker reports directly to the Ames City Council, which is the policy-making arm of government.

The City Council makes laws, ordinances, and policy, and it is the responsibility of the City Manager to ensure they are carried out or enforced.

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If you have questions or wish to contact the City Manager, please call:  515-239-5101.

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