Staff Contacts and Address

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The City of Ames employs more than 500 dedicated staff members in 18 departments and divisions to serve the residents of Ames. The City of Ames is a full-service local government which includes utilities such as Ames Electric Services, Ames Water Plant, and Ames Water Pollution Control. Our emergency response team includes Ames Fire Department, Ames Police Department and our Emergency Communications Center. Other City of Ames departments include Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Planning and Housing, Legal, Human Resources, Finance, and Fleet.

Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Administration

City Hall
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA  50010
515-239-5101

Utility Customer Service
City Hall
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA  50010
515-239-5120

Community Center (Parks and Recreation)
City Hall
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA  50010
515-239-5360

Clerk of Court
515-239-5140


The Ames Public Library is a municipal library that operates under the leadership of the Library Board of Trustees. Additionally, our community-wide public transit system, CyRide, is a partnership between the City of Ames, Iowa State University, and ISU's Student Government.

StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
Sahlstrom, EloisePlannerPlanning515-239-5400
Sanderson, JohnWater Meter TechnicianWater & Pollution Control515-239-5151
Saunders, MichaelResource Recovery Maintenance OperatorPublic Works, Resource Recovery515-239-5237
Saxton, JulieMental Health AdvocatePolice515-239-5463
Scales, AshleyAnimal Control Officer (Part-Time)Ames Animal Shelter515-231-1080
Schainker, SteveCity ManagerCity Manager515-239-5101
Schmitt, BillResource Recovery SuperintendentPublic Works, Resource Recovery515-239-5238
Schmitt, JanSecretaryPolice515-239-5130
Server, KarenPurchasing Manager, CPPBPurchasing515-239-5127
Shaver, JohnBuilding & Zoning InspectorInspections515-239-5252
Shaw, NancyWellness SupervisorParks & Recreation515-239-5353
Sheeder, BrandonMeter ReaderCustomer Services515-239-5319
Sheeder, Valerie Principal ClerkParks & Recreation515-239-5362
Shelton, TomLieutenantPolice515-239-5133
Shepherd, Scott Senior Engineering TechnicianPublic Works515-203-0799
Sills, LindaSystems AnalystInformation Technology515-239-5188
Sisson, JakeWater Meter TechnicianWater & Pollution Control515-239-5151
Skaar, VeronicaParking CashierCustomer Services515-239-5120
Smith, DorranceInformation Technology ManagerInformation Technology515-239-5188
Smith, GeorgeTransit TrainerCyRide515-239-5574