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. 

City Hall
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Utility Customer Service
City Hall
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Community Center (Parks & Recreation)
City Hall
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
 *To contact the Clerk of Court, call 515-239-5140.
Hours:   Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Below are contact names from the City of Ames departments and divisions.

Stephan, KarenAccounts Payable ClerkFinance515-239-5118
Stanley, TinaAssistant Director of FinanceFinance515-239-5116
Swaim, BrendaChief Deputy AssessorCity Assessor515-239-5370
Schainker, SteveCity ManagerCity Manager515-239-5101
Sullivan, MatthewCivil Engineer IIPublic Works515-239-5277
Stern, MattCommunity Codes LiaisonInspections515-239-5154
Snyder, EricCommunity Resource OfficerPolice515-239-5432
Sandoval, PaulDeputy Fire Chief Fire515-239-5412
Sodders, LuAnneHelp Desk SpecialistInformation Technology515-239-5188
Shaver, JohnHousing InspectorInspections515-239-5252
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
Sahlstrom, EloisePlannerPlanning515-239-5400
Spence, CurtisPower Plant ManagerElectric515-239-5191
Sheeder, Valerie Principal ClerkParks & Recreation515-239-5362
Server, KarenPurchasing Manager, CPPBPurchasing515-239-5127