A.J. Johnson, City Manager The City Manager’s Office provides the overall direction for the City on a day-to-day basis. The City Manager uses the policies set by the City Council to assure the City’s services are economical, efficient and effective. The City Manager is also responsible for developing recommendations on programs, operations and policies of the City to the Mayor and City Council.
The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. A.J. Johnson has been Urbandale’s City Manager since July 2009. Mr. Johnson was previously the City Manager for the City of Muscatine, Iowa. Mr. Johnson welcomes your comments and can be reached at (515) 278-3900 or by email.
A.J. Johnson understands that access to City information, in a timely and accurate manor, is vital to a thriving community. To reach that goal the City utilizes a variety of media outlets to reach the residents and businesses of Urbandale.
The City's website is intended to serve as a comprehensive source of information about the City. New information can be found on the City’s homepage, within the Calendar and within the “What’s New” and "Go To" sections.
The City maintains an account on Twitter.com to provide up-to-date information on City events, snow ordinance enactments, community alerts and other relevant information. Follow the City on Twitter to keep up to date.
The City also maintains an account on Facebook.com, Foursquare.com and Google+ to provide information on City events, community alerts and other important information.
All official publications of the City of Urbandale will be published in the “Polk County Press Citizen” or in the “Des Moines Register”. This includes notifications of official meetings and public hearings. Additionally, notices of meetings and public hearings are posted in the lobby of City Hall, 3600 86th Street.