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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.


Nominations Sought for Historic Preservation Awards

The Ames Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2022 Preservation Awards Program. This program recognizes a variety of historic preservation activities, including work on building exteriors, site work, and other notable contributions to preservation in Ames.


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Donations & Volunteering for MLK Day Project

Ames Public Library is organizing a day of service to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The public is encouraged to participate by donating materials or volunteering time.



Through January 16, bring donations of new/unused containers of the ...

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