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Mike Adair, CPPB, Procurement Specialist II
First floor City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue
Phone 515-239-5128
madair@city.ames.ia.us

Linda Adams, Mail Clerk
First floor City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue
Phone 515-239-5125
ladams@city.ames.ia.us 

 

Casey Bassett, CPM, Procurement Specialist II
First floor City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue
Phone 515-239-5126

cbassett@city.ames.ia.us

 

Laurie McCracken, Procurement Specialist I
First floor City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue
Phone 515-239-5183
lmccracken@city.ames.ia.us


Vacant, Purchasing Clerk 
First floor City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue
Phone 515-239-5125
amesbids@city.ames.ia.us


Karen Server, Purchasing Manager
First floor City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue
Phone 515-239-5127
kserver@city.ames.ia.us

Derek Zarn, Printing Services Technician
Lower level, City Hall, 515 Clark Avenue
Phone 515-239-5217
dzarn@city.ames.ia.us

Mike Adair, Procurement Specialist II:
Mike joined the City in 1986. Mike has been a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) since 1997. Mike is responsible for large bid projects for all City departments except Electric Services and Public Works infrastructure.

Linda Adams, Mail Clerk:
Linda joined the City in 2004. She had previous experience in mail and messenger services at the IDOT and at Iowa State University. Linda is responsible for all incoming and outgoing US Mail, pickup and delivery of all inter-departmental communications, and incoming and outgoing parcels for most departments. Linda also serves as backup for the Printing Services Technician.

Casey Bassett, Procurement Specialist II:
Casey joined the City in January 2009. Casey has been a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) since 2009, and became a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) in 2011. Casey has several years of experience as a buyer in private industry. Casey is responsible for large bid projects for Electric Services.

Laurie McCracken, Procurement Specialist I:
Laurie joined the City of Ames in September 2013. Laurie has previous experience in accounting and materials management in the public and private sectors. Laurie is responsible for small project bids for all departments.

Vacant, Purchasing Clerk:
This position is currently vacant.

Karen Server, Purchasing Manager:
Karen joined the City in May 2011. Karen received her Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification in 2011. She has a number of years of experience in purchasing at Iowa State University and in private industry. Karen is responsible for the supervision of activities of a centralized purchasing division including procurement, mail and messenger services, and printing services.

Derek Zarn, Printing Services:
Derek joined the City in January 2013. Derek received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in December 2012. He has previous design and publishing experience at Iowa State University and in private industry. Derek provides an array of printing, publishing, art direction, and graphic design services to all city departments and eligible outside agencies as well as managing City Hall networked copiers.