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.


City Hall
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA  50010

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

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

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.

The Clerk of Court office located in City Hall is a part of the State of Iowa Judicial Branch and the Clerk and staff are employees of the State of Iowa. The Clerk of Court phone number is 515-239-5140.

Scales, AshleyAnimal Control Officer (Part-Time)Ames Animal Shelter515-231-1080
Schildroth, DebAssistant City ManagerCity Manager515-239-5101
Stanley, TinaAssistant Director of FinanceFinance515-239-5116
Shaver, JohnBuilding & Zoning InspectorInspections515-239-5252
Swaim, BrendaChief Deputy AssessorCity Assessor515-239-5370
Schainker, SteveCity ManagerCity Manager515-239-5101
Stern, MattCommunity Codes LiaisonInspections515-239-5154
Sodders, LuAnneHelp Desk SpecialistInformation Technology515-239-5188
Shelton, TomLieutenantPolice515-239-5133
Stull, DaveMechanic AssistantFleet Services515-239-5520
Saxton, JulieMental Health AdvocatePolice515-239-5463
Sheeder, BrandonMeter ReaderCustomer Services515-239-5319
Swartzlander, MikePark MaintenanceParks & Recreation515-239-5356
Spaid, RodPark MaintenanceParks & Recreation515-239-5356
Skaar, VeronicaParking CashierCustomer Services515-239-5283
Sahlstrom, EloisePlannerPlanning515-239-5400
Samms, HarryPolice Officer/LGBTQ+ LiaisonPolice515-239-5133
Spence, CurtisPower Plant ManagerElectric515-239-5191
Sheeder, Valerie Principal ClerkParks & Recreation515-239-5362
Server, KarenPurchasing Manager, CPPBPurchasing515-239-5127