Mayors of Ames: F. Paul Goodland

F. Paul Goodland

Lifespan:              1930-2004

Term as Mayor:    1980-1989

Profession:            Priest at St. John’s by the Campus Episcopal Parish

Interesting Facts:

  • Established ASSET, which was comprised of the City of Ames, Story County, United Way and the university as funders, to recommend the allocation of funds to human service agencies
  • Held breakfasts at restaurants around the community where constituents could meet with him to discuss issues
  • The former Ames High School was  renovated to become the new City Hall
  • Downtown train traffic was reduced by negotiating the abandonment of the C&NW tracks across Lincoln Way
  • A new city sewage treatment plant was constructed South of town