Mayors of Ames: Lee Fellinger

Lifespan:              1923 – 1998

Term as Mayor:    1976 – 1979

Profession:            Teacher, Computer Programmer

Interesting Facts:

  • Served on City Council from 1968-1972
  • First female mayor of Ames
  • Worked to consolidate city offices into one facility
  • Agreement with the Ames Community School District was terminated that
    provided electricity for the schools in
    exchange for space for city recreation programs
  • An ordinance was passed during the drought in 1977 to cut back on citizens’ water usage