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Polk City, Iowa


City Administrator

City Administrator Gary MahannahGary Mahannah
Phone: 515-984-6233

The Administrator is appointed by Mayor/City Council.

The City Administrator implements official policies of the City Council of Polk City.  The Administrator coordinates council agendas, administers special projects, and supervises department directors.  The Administrator is the chief advisor to the City Council and is responsible for providing recommendations regarding policies, ordinances, development, delivery of public services, problem-solving and budget.  The Administrator is accountable for the efficient and cost-effective management of the City of Polk City’s day-to-day operations, while looking to meet the future needs of the community.

Gary Mahannah has held his current position as City Administrator in Polk City since 2005.  Mahannah started his career as a Planner for MIDAS COG from 1977 to 1979.  He then became Director for Region XII Council of Governments from 1979-1982 and was the City Administrator/Clerk for Sac City, Iowa for 23 years prior to joining Polk City.  Mahannah has a long history of participation on various area and state Boards and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP) Board of Directors and the American Public Entity Excess Pool (APEEP) Board of Directors.  Mahannah previously served as President of the Iowa Municipal Finance Offices Association (IMFOA).  Mahannah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban/Regional Planning from Iowa State University.

2019 Committee Appointments

  • Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Metro Planning Organization (Alt.) MPO
  • Polk City Chamber & Economic Development Corporation PCCEDC
  • Metro Advisory Council (Alt.) MAC
  • Mid Iowa Local Associations of Government MILAG
  • Wastewater Reclamation Authority (Alt.) WRA
  • Finance Committee
  • Personnel Committee

Contact City Hall

112 3rd Street
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA 50226


Phone: 515-984-6233
Fax: 515-984-6177

Friends of Polk City

  • Polk City Development Corporation
  • Wolf Creek Technology Web Design
  • North Polk School District
  • Polk City Community Foundation
  • Polk City Chamber of Commerce
  • Big Creek Historical Society
  • Polk City Square
  • Polk City Fire Department

Contact Info

City Hall
112 3rd Street
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA 50226

Phone: (515) 984-6233

Fax: (515) 984-6177

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