City of Ames....Someplace Special!

In the City of Ames, we are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. Small town values, guided growth, preservation of historical, cultural, and natural heritage are just a few of the core principles that makes City of Ames a wonderful place to call home.

Welcome to The City of Ames!

Mayor John White

We desire to facilitate robust communications among The City of Ames. Though we are many, we are all dedicated to the single mission for improving the health and welfare of our community. In order to best serve that mission, it is imperative that we continue to have regular, meaningful dialogue in our community. I urge you to communicate freely and often to share success stories, brainstorm ideas, express opinions, request assistance, offer solutions, suggest alternatives, inform and fellowship. The idea is to enrich Ames by giving it the benefit of your varied, rich and unique backgrounds and experiences. Through meaningful communications we will not only accomplish our mission, we will surpass it.

We desire to create positive changes for The City of Ames by promoting self sufficiency through quality housing, community beautification, economic development, and through neighborhood reinvestment.

We desire to maintain the trust of the community in delivering public service programs timely and effectively and to grow progressively with the community and be responsible for its well being.

John White, Mayor







Liberty County's August COVID-19 update:




Due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases the City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. We will be taking contactless payments via the dropbox and by phone (credit card payments).





Thank you, stay safe!



Parents: Know your options about the upcoming school year:

On July 22, 2020 LISD's Superintendent, Cody Abshier, released a statement regarding COVID-19 accommodations and what is in store for the Panthers this fall. Click here to access the Press Release.




To Access ORDINANCE NO. 2020-04 please click here...

To Access ORDINANCE NO. 2020-05 please click here...



Liberty County's July COVID-19 update:

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County Judge Issues Executive Order


Liberty County Judge, J. Knight, has issued an executive order implementing new measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to address potential price gouging. You can read the text of the executive order below:

City Council Extends Disaster Proclamation


On Monday, March 23rd, the Ames city council held an emergency meeting to approve an ordinance to extend and modify the preciously approved disaster declaration related to COVID-19.

You can view the unanimously approved ordinance by clicking here.