Lee's Oath

A new chapter in Ames History began with the 1976 oath-taking ceremony of Ames’ first female mayor, Lee Fellinger. Magistrate Larry D. Munsinger administered the oath to Fellinger and also to Councilmen Charles Hammer and Francis Stevens. Fellinger noted that the large crowd in attendance was unusual and she pledged to “do our very best to be guardians as well as appropriators of your tax money.”