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

You can send a message to the whole City Council here.

Mayor
John Haila
515-292-9428
Ward One Representative
Gloria J. Betcher

515-292-5177
Ward Two Representative
Tim Gartin
515-232-2501 (work)
Ward Three Representative
David Martin
515-292-9261
Ward Four Representative
Chris Nelson
515-203-2044

At-Large Representative
Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen

515-520-0805

At-Large Representative
Amber Corrieri
515-451-9275
Ex-Officio
Allie Hoskins
319-538-3959              

Mayor

John haila
 
 John_Haila_Final  Mayor John Haila

“I love living in Ames! I am passionate about seeing Ames continue to be a great city for current and future generations, and Building The Future of Ames Together!”

 

Mayor Haila was elected on November 7, 2017 and inaugurated on January 2, 2018.

 

    Community Service includes:




     

    2010-2014 Campustown Action Association Board (President 2010-2012)

    2011-2016 The Ames Chamber of Commerce Board Member

    2013-2014 Habitat for Humanity (Story County) Board Member

    2013-2014 The Ames Foundation Board Member

    2014-2017 Ames Transit Agency Board of Trustees (CyRide) (President 2015-2017)

    Education:  B.A. Architecture - Iowa State University

    Day Job:

    Consultant and adviser to HAILA Architecture Structure Planning, Ltd. (an Ames-based architecture and engineering design firm he founded in 1986 and sold in late 2016 to the next generation of firm leaders). 

    Family:

    Wife: Mary K. Haila

    Sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren (all living, working and enjoying life in Ames):

    • Nathan and Stephanie; children James, Lucas, Natalie, Abigail

    • David and Rachel; children Jude, Juliet, Macy, Trey

    Address:

    2408 Suncrest Drive

    Ames, IA 50014

    Phone:

    515-292-9428 (home)

    515-292-0007 (work)

    E-mail:

    Click here to email John

    1st Term:

    Jan. 2, 2018

    Term Expires:

    Dec. 31, 2021

     City Council Members

    GLORIA BETCHER  
    Gloria Betcher
    Gloria Betcher

    Gloria Betcher represents the 1st Ward. She was first elected to office on Nov. 5, 2013, and was sworn in on Jan. 2, 2014. She was re-elected on Nov. 7, 2017, and sworn in on Jan. 2, 2018.

     

     

     

     

    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, 2021

    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:

    Mailing address:

    409 Duff Ave.

    Ames, Iowa 50010

     

    Home: 

    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
    • Current mentor for YSS mentoring

    Special Interests:

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

    Phone:

     515-232-2501 (work)

    e-mail:

    Click here to email Tim
    1st Term: Jan. 2, 2014
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2019
    DAVID MARTIN

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    David Martin

    David Martin represents the 3rd Ward. He was elected to office on Nov. 7, 2017, and was sworn in on Dec. 19, 2017, with his term beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

    Education:

    B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science with German minor, Iowa State University
    Ph.D. in Computer Science, Boston University

    Day job:

    Software Forensic Consultant

    Family:

    Husband: Steve Godfrey

    Community Service:

    Mentor at Youth Standing Strong (YSS)

    Administration and Finance committee member at Episcopal Relief and Development

    Special Interests:

    Internet, mobile, and web technology

    Choral music

    Address:

    339 Hickory Dr.
    Ames, Iowa 50014

    Phone:

    515-292-9261 

    e-mail:

    Click here to email David

    1st Term:

    Effective Jan. 1, 2018

    Term Expires:

    Dec. 31, 2021

    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 first 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

     

    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. She was re-elected on Nov. 7, 2017, and sworn in on Jan. 2, 2018.

     

     

     

     

     

    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:

     2822 Aberdeen Drive

    Phone:

     515-451-9275

    e-mail:

     Click here to email Amber

    1st Term:

     Jan. 2, 2014

    Term Expires:

     Dec. 31, 2021
    aLLIE HOSKINS

    Allie Hoskins

    Allie Hoskins

     

    Allie Hoskins, representing Iowa State University, was appointed by the City Council on May 8, 2018, as the ex officio Student Liaison to the Council.

    Education:

    Student at Iowa State University

    Phone: 319-538-3959

    e-mail:

    alhosk@iastate.edu