Jake has worked for The City of Van Meter since November, 2010. He received the designation of Certified Public Manager (CPM) from the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University.
Liz Thompson was appointed as Deputy City Clerk in September 2004; and in 2013 after 9 years of outstanding service and in recognition of her talents, work ethic and her value as a tremendous asset to the city she was promoted to City Clerk. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa (GO PANTHERS)! She earned a certificate from the Dale Carnegie Management Training Program and has competed several Insurance Institute of America courses. In 2009, she successfully completed training sessions to become a certified municipal clerk through the Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute at Iowa State University. She was presented the Iowa Certified Public Manger certification by the State of Iowa and Center for Professional Studies of Drake University in recognition of completing the CPM program in 2016.
City Hall is located at 310 Mill Street. Office hours are typically 9:00-5:00. Phone: (515) 996-2644. City Hall houses the office of the City Administrator, City Clerk, and Parks and Recreation.