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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.


CAPER Available for Public Review

The 2021-2022 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for a 15-day public comment period that will end on Thursday, Nov. 3. The CAPER is a document required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide Ames citizens information on the City...

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Town Budget Meeting Set for November 1

The City of Ames budget process kicks off in the fall with the annual Town Budget Meeting. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.1, in the City Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. 

A brief overview of the City’s budget, including revenue and expen...

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Nominations Accepted for Humanitarian Award

The Ames Human Relations Commission (AHRC) is seeking nominations for its annual Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes and honors a worthy individual whose contributions to our community demonstrate extraordinary quality, including efforts to promote diversity, fairness, and equality. To be el...

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