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Posted on: January 23, 2023

City of Ankeny hires new fire chief

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce Vance Swisher has been named the new fire chief. Swisher replaces James Clack who served as the Ankeny fire chief for the past eight years and retired in December. Swisher will begin work Feb. 20.

Swisher has 27 ye...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Closures

The City of Ankeny offices and facilities, including the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library and the Albaugh Family Senior Community Center, will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. 

The Ankeny City Coun...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Ankeny Police Department introduces new Electronic Storage Device K9

Sandy K9 Press conference

K9 Sandy will assist the Ankeny Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the fight against child exploitation, child pornography and human trafficking. Sandy is trained to detect a chemical called triphenylphosphine, commonly referred to as...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Ankeny Public Services Building Reopened to Public

JAN. 24, 2023 UPDATE: The Public Services Building has reopened to the public. 

12/30/22: The Public Services Building will remain closed to the public until further notice due to the extensive water damage from a sprinkler/water line break,. All ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2022

Ankeny Police thanks public for assistance in locating missing elderly male - UPDATED

UPDATE: Dec. 27, 2022 - John Janssen has been located safely and reunited with his family.  The Ankeny PD would like to thank the public for their help with this matter. 

Dec. 26, 2022 - The Ankeny Police Department is seeking assistance ...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: December 26, 2022

Ankeny Fire responds to residential fire

The Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of NW 9th Street today, Dec. 26 at 11:10 a.m. for a residential structure fire.

Initial arriving companies found smoke coming from the rear of the residence and heavy fire inside the kitch...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Phone Scam Alert – Officer Impersonation

Today multiple citizens have contacted the Ankeny Police Department to report they had received a phone call from Lieutenant Brian Huggins of the Ankeny Police Department who told them they had warrants out for their arrest for failure to appear and conte...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Snow ordinance declared for City of Ankeny Dec. 21 at 5 p.m.

The City of Ankeny has declared a snow ordinance effective Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 24 at noon.  

  • No parking allowed on all public streets, alleys and on-street parking within the city when the snow ordinance is in effect....
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City News - News Release
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Ankeny Fire Department Offers Safety Tips to Avoid Kitchen Fires

Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. The Ankeny Fire Department would like to offer some safety tips to help keep you safe in the kitchen this holiday season. 

Safety tips to prevent kitchen fires...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Help the Ankeny Fire Department Fill the Fire Truck with Toys for Tots

The Ankeny Fire Department is asking for the community’s help to make sure that children in need can experience the excitement and joy of Christmas through the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign.

The Fire Department will h...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving holiday closures and delays

The City of Ankeny offices and facilities, including the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library and the Albaugh Family Senior Community Center, will be closed Nov. 24-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Recycling will not be collected Thursda...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: May 26, 2022

City of Ankeny population reaches new high

The U.S. Census Bureau issued a report today that estimates the population of Ankeny has reached 70,287, making it the 6th largest city in Iowa. The data is based on April 2021 census estimates.Ankeny has experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 yea...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: June 27, 2022

City of Ankeny to dedicate new park and host ice cream socials

The City of Ankeny Park Board invites the community to the Centennial Park Dedication and Ice Cream Social Tuesday, May 31, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at 2202 NW Reinhart Drive.

Located on the northwest side of Ankeny, Centennial Park features playground...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Free Movies this Summer in Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is pleased to offer Movies Under the Stars this summer. Wagner Park transforms into an outdoor movie theater on select Friday nights in June and July. Bring family and friends along with a blanket, snacks and beverages to enjoy a movie ...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Food Trucks, Live Music and More at Beats and Eats

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce a new event for the community featuring food trucks, beer truck, live music and entertainment, family activities, yard games, the Uptown train and more. Join us for Beats and Eats at the Ankeny Market & Pavili...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Des Moines Water Works asks customers to use lawn watering schedule

Sharing on behalf of our partner Des Moines Water Works

Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) and the City of Ankeny are asking residential and commercial customers to practice wise water use and follow a lawn watering schedule due to continued high nitrate concen...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Ankeny Police, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa DOT conducting traffic enforcement project

The Ankeny Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau will conduct a traffic safety awareness project...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Sept. 16 Traffic Enforcement Project results

On Friday Sept. 16, 2022 the Ankeny Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau completed a traffic safety awar...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Ankeny Fire Department hosts National Fire Prevention Week Open House

The Ankeny Fire Department invites the community to its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Fire Station Headquarters, 120 NW Ash Drive. National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15, 2022.

The Open House ...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Winterization schedule for Ankeny city parks

The City of Ankeny Park Maintenance team is in the process of preparing all of the parks and outdoor recreation facilities for winter. This work includes closing splash pads, restrooms and turning off water fountains for the winter months, please plan acc...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Policymakers evaluating public transit funding

The Iowa DOT and the DART Alternative Funding Advisory Committee are collecting feedback through a short, 1-minute survey available here.

About the Committee

DART has been working with the Iowa Legislature for several years to seek alternative fund...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Celebrate the holidays in Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is proud to partner with The District at Prairie Trail and Uptown Ankeny to offer the following holiday events.

Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Fireworks

Make some memories at the Ankeny Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Fireworks S...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: June 26, 2022

City of Ankeny offers free Yoga in the Park

The City of Ankeny is pleased to offer Yoga in the Park starting Saturday, May 28, at 8 a.m. Bring a yoga mat and a friend to enjoy one hour of free outdoor yoga every Saturday morning May 28 through Sept. 3 at Wagner Park.

Yoga in the Park is led by a dif...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: April 29, 2022

The Polk County Joint 911 Service Board Replaces SMART911 with RapidSOS Emergency Health Profiles

Sharing on behalf of Polk County Emergency Management

The Polk County Joint 911 Service Board recently voted to promote the use of the RapidSOS Emergency Health Profile that allows a caller’s real-time personal health and location information to ...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Volunteers needed for the Earth Day Stream and Watershed Cleanup

Ankeny residents are invited to give back to the community by volunteering at the Earth Day Stream and Watershed Cleanup event on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 8 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the st...

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City News - News Release
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Property Tax Levy

The Ankeny City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed property tax levy for Fiscal Year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 on March 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library, located at 1250 S...

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