Elma City Council & City Boards
The City of Elma, City Hall and City Clerk's office will temporarily operate out the former Dr. Rainy building across from the post office at 415 Main Street. City Council meetings are temporarily being held at Elma Memorial Hall on on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public. The City Clerk's office hours are as follows:
Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 8:00-11:30 a.m
Wednesdays 8:00-11:30 am and 12:30-5:00 p.m.
Mailing address for any City business, the Mayor, City Clerk, City Maintenance employee or any City Council Member is:
City of Elma, P.O. Box 497 in Elma, IA 50628-0497.
The phone number is 641-393-2543
e-mail address has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2021 news release: Property Tax Levy, public hearing notice :
Current City Officials are: Jerry Haar, Mayor Shannon Gebel, City Clerk Dennis O'Brien, Public Works Director
Current City Council Members and the committees on which they serve are:
(Water/Sewer/Equipment committee, Streets/Storm Drainage committee, Council Rep. for Landfill)
(Streets/Storm Drainage committee,Yard Waste/Landfill Garbage committee, School Building committee)
(Finance/Insurance committee, Crime/Weed/Civil Defense committee, Council Rep to BRIDGE)
(Finance/Insurance committee, Crime/Weeds/Civil Defense committee, School Building committee,)
(Water/Sewer/Equipment committee, Yard Waste/Landfill/Garbage committee, Fire Dept. Commission)
Additionally, City Clerk Shannon Gebel serves as the City Housing Program representative, and the Howard County Business & Tourism representative.
Contact Information for City Council:
Jerry Haar Laura Zenner Emily Ptacek Randy Thoren Tom Platte Andrew Casler
120 High Street 8th Street 720 Main Street 410 Ash Street 301 8th Street
PH: 393-2266 PH: PH: 641-229-6752 PH: 515-571-0566 PH: 641-393-2618
Current City Boards and their members include:
Elma Fire Department Commission: Randy Thoren, Emily Ptacek, and Laura Zenner
Elma Library Board: Sharon Zobeck-Chairperson, John Boyle, Linda Dundee, Garry McGee, and Mary Ptacek
Elma Memorial Hall Board: Mike Bigley-Chairperson, Tom Miller, Vern Voves, Jim Johnson, and Tony Roethler
Elma Museums Board: Tom Platte, Marian McGee, John Lentz, Barb Schroeder, and Dan Gebel
Elma Parks & Recreation Board: Ed Voves, Tony Lentz, Janet Platte, Kevin O'Brien and Samantha Burke
on-going into 2023! Housing Programs & Spruce Up Elma funding for assistance in home purchase, improvements or repairs! See details below!