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City of Ames
Find more information about the City of Ames, including ways to get involved with your community, at www.cityofames.org.
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 Ames, Iowa State University (ISU), and ISU's Student Government.
Ames Community School District
Find information about Ames' public schools at www.ames.k12.ia.us.
Iowa State University
Iowa State University is a public, land-grant university, located in the center of Ames, Iowa.
Find information about Story County government and initiatives at www.storycountyiowa.gov.
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.
Public Input Sought on HOME-ARP Funding; ‘Lunch and Learn’ is March 16
The City of Ames will host a “Lunch and Learn” to educate and gain feedback from the public on the proposed HOME-ARP Allocation Plan as part of the City’s 2021-22 CDBG Annual Action Plan. The Lunch and Learn will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the City Council Chambers at Ame...
Input Sought on Story County’s Draft Capital Improvements Plan (CIP)
The Story County Board of Supervisors invites comments on the draft Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) through March 31, 2023. The CIP is a multi-year guide to the construction and/or improvement of county facilities and the acquisition of equipment.
Through the process of preparing and up...
Deadline EXTENDED to March 20 for ‘Home for Everyone’ Award Nominations
The deadline to submit nominations for the “Home for Everyone” award has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 20.
The “Home for Everyone” award is presented annually by the Ames Human Relations Commission to a worthy individual or organization that has contributed to providing housi...
RESCHEDULED: Water System Improvement Public Meetings Rescheduled to March 1
Two public information meetings on the City of Ames Water System Improvement Program for Highway 69/South Duff Avenue and for Grand Avenue originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, have been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 1, due to the inclement weather forecast for tomorrow.T...
Open House for 190th Street Corridor Study Scheduled for Tuesday, March 7
An open house to share information and receive public comments regarding proposed future changes to 190th Street from George Washington Carver Avenue to Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69 will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at Vintage Cooperative of Ames, 5900 Hyde Ave.
The 190th St...
‘Most Fantastic Basket Contest’ Invites Disc Golfers to Submit Ideas
Improvements to the Carroll Marty Disc Golf Course planned this spring include an opportunity for disc golfers to provide their own spin on a pin. Ames Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the “Most Fantastic Basket” contest to add one or more unique baskets to the 18-hole course located at...