Building for the Future

City Government

Message from the Mayor


We are a town of 1,140 family, friends, neighbors and caring businesses.   Our 35 businesses, mostly agriculturally driven, employ over 550 people and provide necessary services all the while, looking over their customers.

Volunteerism and service are at the core of our community.  Our citizens tirelessly volunteer for our many organizations, boards, and civic organizations withing our community.

As a community, we are good friends and neighbors.  We celebrate during good times and pull together, tirelessly, dependably during the hard ones.  We are everyone’s hometown.

Please enjoy your visit.  Consider making Hamburg Iowa your hometown, its a great place to live and do business!

Mayor Cathy Crain

The City of Hamburg’s municipal government operates under the Mayor-Council form of government with the Mayor and Council Members elected on a non-partisan basis

The City of Hamburg provides numerous services to citizens, including public safety, public works, health and social services, culture and recreation, community and economic development and general government services. The City also provides water and sewer utilities for its citizens.  Regular Council meetings are held second Monday of month at 6:00 pm

List of City Officials
NameTitleTerm Expires
Cathy E. CrainMayorJan 2024
Kent BenefielMayor Pro temJan 2024
Ray HendricksonCouncil MemberJan 2024
Jimmie RandolphCouncil MemberJan 2024
Russell StockstellCouncil MemberJan 2022
Willie ThorpCouncil MemberJan 2022
Sheryl OwenCity Clerk/TreasurerIndefinite
G. Rawson StevensAttorneyIndefinite