Mayor and City Council

The City of Ames is served by a mayor and six council members.  An ex-officio member from Iowa State University also sits on the council. You may send any correspondence to the Mayor and/or City Council members to their individual addresses listed below, or to:

  • PO Box 811, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA 50010

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Mayor
Ann Campbell

515-239-5105
Ward One Representative
Gloria J. Betcher

515-292-5177
Ward Two Representative
Tim Gartin
515-233-3898
Ward Three Representative
Peter Orazem
515-294-8656
Ward Four Representative
Chris Nelson
515-203-2044

At-Large Representative
Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen

515-520-0805

At-Large Representative
Amber Corrieri
515-268-9013
Ex-Officio
Sam Schulte
              

Mayor

Ann Campbell  
 Ann Campbell   Mayor Ann Campbell

"Ames has been my home for many years, and it is a community filled with good people, great hope, and tremendous promise. It is my privilege to give back to this city by serving as mayor because I believe in its future." - Ann

 

Mayor Campbell was inaugurated on Jan. 3, 2006 and re-elected in 2009 and 2013. She has lived in Ames since 1967.

 

    Community Service includes:




    Sixteen-year past member of the Ames City Council
    Past board member of the League of Women Voters
    Past board member of Youth and Shelter Services
    Past board member of Heartland Senior Services
    Past president of the Iowa Peace Institute
    Education: B.A. Grinnell College
    M.A. Brown University

    Day Job:

    Former publisher/owner of The Ames Bulletin Board; former teacher at Des Moines Area Community College; former teacher in Boston and Chiengmai, Thailand

    Family: Widow of Bob Campbell
    Children: Brian Campbell of Washington, DC, and Alison Campbell of Minneapolis
    Four granddaughters and two grandsons

    Address:

    428 Pearson Ave.
    Ames, IA 50014

    Phone:

    515-239-5105 (office)
    515-292-9464 (home)

    E-mail:

    Click here to email Ann

    1st Term:

    Jan. 3, 2006

    Term Expires:

    Dec. 31, 2017

     City Council Members

    GLORIA BETCHER  
    Gloria Betcher
    Gloria Betcher

    Gloria Betcher represents the 1st Ward. She was elected to office on Nov. 5, 2013, and was sworn in on Jan. 2, 2014.

     

     

     

     

    Education:

    B.A. cum laude, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
    M.A. and Ph.D. in English, University of Minnesota--Minneapolis

    Day Job:

    Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Iowa State University

    Community Service:

    8 years on Ames Historic Preservation Commission (7 years as Chair); board of directors for South Campus Area Neighborhood Association; VEISHEA Advisory Council; Campustown Action Association (promotions committee)

    Family:

    Husband: Douglas Biggs

    Address:

    531 Hayward Ave.
    Ames, Iowa 50014

    Phone:

    515-292-5177

    E-mail:

    Click here to email Gloria

    1st Term:

    Jan. 2, 2014

    Term Expires:

    Dec. 31, 2017

    Tim Gartin  
    Tim Gartin

    Tim Gartin

     

    Tim Gartin represents the 2nd Ward. He was elected to office on Nov. 5, 2013, and was sworn in on Jan. 2, 2014.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Education:

    B.A., Iowa Wesleyan College

    M.A., Iowa State University

    J.D., Northern Illinois University

    Day Job:

    Attorney with Hastings, Gartin & Boettger L.L.P., in Ames

    Temporary instructor at Iowa State University

    Address:

    2948 Eisenhower Circle

    Ames, Iowa 50010

    Family:

    Wife: Tara

    Children: Nathan, Peter, Elizabeth, and Joshua

    Community Service:












    • Past Chair, Real Estate & Title Law Section, Iowa Bar Association
    • Past Hearing Officer, Ames Human Relations Commission
    • Past member of Ames Mental Health/Criminal Justice Task Force
    • Past Chair, ASSET (Ames Analysis of Social Service Evaluation Team)
    • Past board member, Lincoln Way chapter of American Red Cross, Ames
    • Past board member, Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa
    • Various leadership positions, Boy Scouts of America
    • Past member, Ames Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee
    • Current board member, Iowa Comprehensive Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Board

    Special Interests:

    Running with Team Vardo, biking, swimming, reading, and kids' activities

    Phone:

    515-233-3898

    e-mail:

    Click here to email Tim
    1st Term: Jan. 2, 2014
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2019
    peter orazem
    Peter Orazem
    Peter Orazem

    "Ames, Iowa State, and Story County are all part of the same community. We are at our best when we recognize our common interests. We will need that spirit of cooperation to face our economic challenges and to help all in our community."
    - Peter

    Peter took office as one of the City's At-Large representatives on Jan. 4, 2010. He was elected to represent the 3rd Ward on Nov. 5, 2013, and was sworn in on Jan. 2, 2014.

    Education:

    B.A. in economics, University of Kansas
    M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D. in economics, Yale University

    Day job:

    Professor of Economics, Iowa State University

    Family:

    Wife: Patricia Cotter
    Children: Matthew and Katherine
    Mother-in-law: June Cotter

    Community Service:

    Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau; Campustown Transit Hub Proposal; Volunteer for Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, Midnight Madness; St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Council, Knights of Columbus
     Hobbies: Gardening, fishing, hiking, canoeing, stand-up comedy, research, writing

    Address:

    4941 Utah Drive
    Ames, Iowa 50014

    Phone:

    515-292-5204 (home) or 515-294-8656 (work) 

    e-mail:

    Click here to email Peter

    1st Term:

    Jan. 2, 2014

    Term Expires:

    Dec. 31, 2017

    chris nelson  
      Chris Nelson

    Chris Nelson represents the 4th Ward. He was elected to office on Nov. 5, 2013, and was sworn in on Jan. 2, 2014.

     

    Education:

    B.S. in chemical engineering, Iowa State University
    M.S. in civil and construction engineering, Iowa State University
    MBA, University of Iowa

    Day Job:

    Vice President, Nelson Electric Company

    Community Service:

    Mainstream Living board of directors
    Ames Chamber of Commerce board (past)
    Farm House Fraternity Association board member
    Rotary Club of Ames
    Cub Scout Leader (past)

     Hobbies: Running, biking, reading, and woodworking

    Family:

    Wife: Anne Cheville Nelson
    Children: Erik, Ian, and Evan

    Address:

    3210 Tupelo Circle

    Ames, Iowa 50014

    Phone:

    515-203-2044

    E-mail:

    Click here to email Chris

    1st Term:

    Jan. 2, 2014

    Term Expires:

    Dec. 31, 2019

    Bronwyn beatty-hansen  
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    Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen

    Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen is one of the City's At-Large representatives. She was elected to office on Nov. 3, 2015, and was sworn in on Dec. 23, 2015, with her term beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

     

    Education:

    B.A. in Political Science, Iowa State University

    M.A. in Political Science, Iowa State University

    Day Job:

    Operations Manager, HR Manager, and Beer and Wine Buyer at Wheatsfield Cooperative

    Co-Owner of Cycles Recycling

    Family:

    Partner: Ben Tompkins

    Child: Lillian Beatty-Tompkins

    Community Service:

    ISU involvement: GSB, past president of LGBTA Alliance

    Past board member: Octagon Center for the Arts

    Past commissioner: Ames Human Relations Commission

    Board member: Ames Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Board of Directors and ACVB Exec Committee

    Address:

    919 Grand Ave., Ames, IA 50010

    Phone:

    515-520-0805

    e-mail:

    Click here to email Bronwyn

    1st Term:

    Effective Jan. 1, 2016

    Term Expires:

    Dec. 31, 2019

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    Amber Corrieri cropped for web

     

    Amber Corrieri

     

    Amber Corrieri is one of the City's At-Large representatives. She was elected to office on Nov. 5, 2013, and was sworn in on Jan. 2, 2014.

     

     

     

     

     

    Day Job:

     Director of Development at Mainstream Living, a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities

    Family:

    Married to Damien Corrieri, Assistant Director of Coaching at Ames Soccer Club; son Jordan and daughter Isabella 

    Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Story County
    • President, Iowa Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs
    • Ames Noon Rotary Board of Directors
    • United Way Young Leaders Society
    • Prairie Rivers of Iowa Finance Committee
    • Past member of ASSET
    • Past member of Ames Human Relations Commission
    • Member of Mayor’s Inclusive Community Task Force
    • Past Chair of FACES
    • Prior leadership roles with Ames Jaycees, United Way, United Ames
     

    Address:

     2804 Aspen Road

    Phone:

     515-268-9013

    e-mail:

     Click here to email Amber

    1st Term:

     Jan. 2, 2014

    Term Expires:

     Dec. 31, 2017
    SAM SCHULTE


    Sam Schulte Photo


    Sam Schulte

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Education:

    Student at Iowa State University studying biochemistry

     Phone: 515-491-3727

    e-mail:

    Click here to email Sam