Government & Community Links
Find more information about the City of Ames, including ways to get involved with your community, at www.cityofames.org.
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.
The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau works to build economic activity in the Ames area by promoting convention and visitors activities.
Find information about Ames' public schools at www.ames.k12.ia.us.
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.
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.
CyRide will soon be getting two new battery electric buses, which are scheduled to be delivered by the end of June 2022. These clean vehicles were funded by the Federal Transit Administration Low- or No-Emission Grant program for $1.6 million and the Iowa Department of Transportation Volkswagen S...
In an effort to raise awareness about water quality, the Ames Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks resident support with a pilot project to educate the community about the importance of protecting our watersheds and environment. Through funds from the Storm Water Utility, residents are invited to su...
The Ames Public Art Commission (PAC), in partnership with Downtown Ames, seeks artists to add visual interest to Ames by beautifying ordinary public infrastructure. A pilot program to cover electrical transformer boxes with vinyl wrap designs has been approved by the Ames City Council to be imple...
Mayor John Haila is looking for Ames residents interested in volunteering their time to serve on a City board or commission.
Board and commission members make recommendations to the Ames City Council and offer assistance to the Council in carrying out various forms and functions of city...
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 ...