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.

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.

Gammon, JimSenior Engineering TechnicianPublic Works515-203-0795
Shepherd, Scott Senior Engineering TechnicianPublic Works515-203-0799
Roberge, Dominic GIS SpecialistPublic Works515-239-5278
Clausen, Justin Operations ManagerPublic Works515-239-5279
Gansen, MarkCivil Engineer II - TrafficPublic Works515-239-5291
Daringer, MyronCivil Design TechnicianPublic Works515-239-5276
Miller, ScottSenior Engineering TechnicianPublic Works515-203-0793
Campa, JesusSenior Engineering TechnicianPublic Works515-203-0797
Ritter, McKinleePublic Works Management AnalystPublic Works515-239-5164
Becker, BradTraffic SupervisorPublic Works515-239-5541
Ibrahim, AbdelhafizCivil Engineer IPublic Works515-239-5245
Willey, NathanCivil Engineer IIPublic Works515-239-5436
Cychosz, CharlesChief of PolicePolice515-239-5130
Houghton, DougSupport Services ManagerPolice515-239-5311
Huff, GeoffCommanderPolice515-239-5317
McClure, SarahEmergency Communications SupervisorPolice515-239-5425
Hyer, TammyRecords SupervisorPolice515-239-5422
Congdon, JoelSergeantPolice515-239-5133
Duncan, MattDetectivePolice515-239-5424
Marshall, BlakeSergeantPolice515-239-5133
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