City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

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Civil Service Commission

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The commission oversees city employment practices, including entrance examinations, appointments, promotions, and reduction-in-force procedures for permanent, full-time Civil Service employees. Holds hearings on appeals for decisions of suspension, demotion, or discharge of employees. An appointee must be a resident of Ames for five years. Meets early morning on the fourth Thursday of the month for regular meetings (dates/times vary for hearings).


Mike Crum
 Charles Ricketts 

Harold Pike


Minutes of past meetings are available on request.