Prairie City Police Department accepting applications


Prairie City Police Department


The Prairie City Police Department, a growing community, just east of the Des Moines Metro, is currently accepting applications for full-time police officer and part-time police officer.  Prairie City offers excellent pay and benefits.  Applicants should be able to communicate effectively. Associate degree, ILEA certification preferred, but not required.  Lateral transfer for current ILEA certified officers will be considered.  Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter requesting application packet to:

Prairie City Police Department
Chief William Mortenson
203 East Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 607
Prairie City, Iowa 50228

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled

The City of Prairie City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Prairie City Park Board in the Running for Wellmark Grant for Ice Rink!


The Prairie City Park Board is planning to have an ice rink this winter!  Please help make that happen!  The project is in the running to receive a Community Kickstarter Grant from the Wellmark Foundation, but we need VOTES!

To vote, click here.

Scroll down and in the search box type, Prairie City and click the SEARCH button.  You can see all of the information about the project on this screen. To vote, click the little circle by “vote” in the center of the information about the project and click “Save Vote”.   You can vote once per device each day! Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions about the project, please contact City Hall at 515-994-2649.

City installs pet waste stations in park areas

City Update: We are pleased to announce that pet waste stations have been installed at the following locations; Rec Complex, Buffalo Entryway, Community Park, and Garden Square.

The Prairie City Park Board was awarded a grant from Metro Waste Authority to cover the cost of five pet waste stations ($1,411.35)!  Thank you Park Board and Metro Waste Authority!


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Prairie City Hometown Pride Committee is off to a great start!

Did you know Prairie City has a new Hometown Pride Committee? In partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful, Prairie City and six other communities in Jasper County have formed local Hometown Pride Committees to work with a community coach to look at opportunities to strengthen Prairie City both culturally and economically for the future of our town. Projects are looked at that will Improve the appearance and vitality of a community. To read more about Keep Iowa Beautiful’s Hometown Pride Project click here.
Some current projects your Hometown Pride Committee members are exploring include:
Acquiring and designing the railway property from Monroe to Mitchellville for development as a recreational trail, planning a trailhead center in Prairie City, looking at downtown properties for possible second floor renovation to residential space, analyzing our current storm sewer system and planning community events.
You can access the agendas and minutes from our monthly meetings on the City’s website under the documents tab at:

Prairie City Hometown Pride Committee members are:
Tony Ladehoff (chairperson)
Dianne Taylor
Sue Ponder
Kirsten Emmack
Joan Van Gorp
Linda Frazier
Council Person Lyle Burkett
Mayor Chad Alleger
City Administrator Manny Toribio
Community Coach Jeff Davidson
Please feel free to share suggestions with any committee member.