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.

ISU Student Ex-Officio City Council Member

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ISU Students Are Represented at City Council Meetings

The ISU Government of the Student Body appoints a student to serve as the representative of Iowa State University students. This ex-officio student City Council member does not vote, but serves as the voice of student opinion and provides insight on various topics at Council meeting. The student member typically serves for one year.

The Ames City Council is comprised of four members who represent the city's four wards, as well as two at-large candidates who are elected by the entire population and represent the community as a whole.  In addition to the four words, Ames has 20 precincts for voting.  For information on wards and precincts, view Story County's ward map.

The final member of the Ames City Council is the mayor.

Biography and contact information for all the members of the Ames City Council are available on the Ames City Council contact page.