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City of Ames

Find more information about the City of Ames, including ways to get involved with your community, at


Ames Police Department


Ames Chamber of Commerce

With over 600 members, the Ames Chamber of Commerce strives to make Ames a better place to live, work, and do business by strengthening the economic vitality and the quality of life in the Ames community.


Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau works to build economic activity in the Ames area by promoting convention and visitors activities.


CyRide Bus System

CyRide is the city bus system for Ames, Iowa.  It is a collaboration between the City of AmesIowa State University (ISU), and ISU's Student Government


Ames Community School District

Find information about Ames' public schools at


Iowa State University

Iowa State University is a public, land-grant university, located in the center of Ames, Iowa.


Story County

Find information about Story County government and initiatives at

Get Involved on a Board

Libraries and communities benefit when diverse and inclusive viewpoints are represented and encouraged. Get involved in your community by applying to be on the Library Board or other city boards and commissions.

Find out what boards have openings and how to apply through the City of Ames website.


Applicants Sought for Police Advisory Board

Applications for the newly formed Ames Resident Police Advisory Committee (ARPAC) are being accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Ames Mayor John Haila and the Ames City Council created ARPAC to provide a resident perspective to the Chief of Police regarding Ames Police Department policies...

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Public Notice Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Notice is hereby given that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has under review application for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality construction permits. The permit application was submitted by Iowa State University – Power Plant located at 220 Power Plant Bldg....

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