Mayor John Engel
Mayor Engel was first elected mayor in 2005 and has been re-elected three times: 2007, 2009 and 2011. You can contact the Mayor by calling City Hall at 712-832-3527 or by clicking here.
Lake Park has a five-member City Council. The Council holds regular monthly meetings on the second Monday of every month at City Hall. The meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.
Current City Council Members are:
- Lance Heikens - Mayor Pro Tem
- Clark Reekers
- Kay Allen
- Art Schumacher
- Gary Taber
All items wishing to be added to the City Council's regular meeting agenda must be turned into the City Clerk no later than noon on the Wednesday preceding the second Monday of the month.
Wade Wagoner - City Administrator
Vernette Palmer - City Clerk
Hours - Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining all official City records in compliance with the Code of Iowa and other state, federal and local regulations. This includes the preparation of City Council agendas, public notices, minutes, recording actions taken by the City Council and maintaining records of the City's ordinances, contracts, agreements, and other historical and legal documents. The Clerk's Office regularly provides information regarding Council actions, procedures, and City ordinances to the public and other city departments. In addition, various licenses and permits are issued and parking violations and other miscellaneous fees are collected.
You may do the following at the City Clerk's office:
- Request a dumpster - Commercial use only (residents needing a dumpster need to call Town & Country Disposal at 712-472-2493)
- Pay a city parking ticket
- Purchase tags to dispose of appliances, electronics, tires, mattresses and box springs
City Staff & Board Members
About the City Hall
Lake Park City Hall is located at 217 Market Street, in the Boyer Building. The building was built in 1947 by Ken and Dorothy Boyer to be the new home of their grocery store, Boyer's Super Food Market. The Boyer's operated the store until they retired in 1973.
The building continued to be used as a grocery store, then a coffee shop, then stood empty for some time. In June of 1992, the Boyer family sold the building to the City of Lake Park. The interior was remodeled and on December 5, 1992, it became the new home for Lake Park City Hall and Lake Park Municipal Utilities.