Mayors of Ames: William Franklin Pelz

Lifespan:              1934-2002

Term as Mayor:    1974-1975

Profession:            Owner of Pelz Land, Cattle and Tuxedo Company

Interesting Facts:

  • Served in the US Army 11th Airborne Division during the Korean War
  • Instrumental in starting CyRide and the Waste Recovery Treatment Plant
  • Extremely active in city and county politics, services clubs and non-profit organizations