The City’s Contractor, Carley Construction, is scheduled to begin construction along Coolidge Street between Locust Street & Walnut Street. The work includes removal of existing brick pavement, driveway connections, and offsite storm water. Work is expected to commence on Monday, March 27, 2023. 

More Info on our Construction Updates Page

GRC Update

Please visit the GRC Redevelopment Webpage for information about the future of the GRC Campus.

You will see some increased activity on North Locust Street. The City was awarded a Surface Transportation Block Grant through the DOT, this grant is a 80/20 match grant. This project will include Locust Street from Sharp Street north to around North Hazel Street.  Work should be completed in FY2024. The work you are seeing now is the very first steps in getting ready to put this project out for bid. Construction Updates

Please click on the link below for an update on the Coolidge Street Project. The City has contacted street repairs and storm sewer installation on Coolidge Street from Locust Street to Walnut Street. As more information and definite timelines become available, we will post updates. Property owners will be notified with more information regarding definite timelines and disruptions to traffic.
Coolidge Street Repairs Update


The City of Glenwood is taking bids for the purchase of residential real estate located at 202 Townsend Street in Glenwood, Iowa.  The City of Glenwood is the legal titleholder of said real estate.  The winning bidder shall enter into a written agreement with the City of Glenwood to ensure that the residential structure is demolished and entirely removed within ninety (90) days of the closing of the real estate transaction. Said agreement shall also provide that the winning bidder shall erect a residential structure upon said real estate in conformity with all City of Glenwood building zoning rules and regulations and that said erection shall be substantially completed within twelve (12) months from the date of closing. Substantial completion shall be determined in the sole discretion of the City of Glenwood. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023 at City Hall 5 N. Vine Street. Bids will be awarded after a public hearing is held. The City reserves its right to reject any and all bids.  



The City of Glenwood is accepting applications for a part-time deputy clerk. Will provide administrative support to the City Clerk & City Administrator. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting citizens, filing, meeting preparation, accounts payables & receivables and planning & zoning support. Candidates must be detail oriented, proficient with Microsoft office & Google applications.  High school graduate or equivalent, associate or bachelor degree preferred with 3-5 years of administrative experience. IPERS available. For more information, please email Position to remain open until filled. EOE.

Deputy Clerk Job Description



Posted 2.15.2023


City of Glenwood, Iowa is seeking a Campground Host at Glenwood Lake Park!

Campground Hosts are provided a campsite while they are actively hosting during the camping season, April 1 – Oct 31 (weather permitting) including weekends and holidays.

The Campground Host must provide their own camper, help maintain and oversee campground, and be a resource for other campers.

To apply for this position or ask any questions, please email

or call City Hall at (712) 527-4717 (Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm)

Resumes due by March 15, 2023



Press Release


For immediate release

Snow Emergency

Glenwood, Iowa (February 16th, 2023) – The Honorable Mayor Ron Kohn has proclaimed a snow emergency for the City of Glenwood, to be in effect from 12pm on Thursday the 16th day of February 2023.  With this proclamation no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street or City-owned parking lot, other than designated overnight parking areas.  The snow emergency parking ban shall continue from its proclamation until the snow ceases and the roads are plowed.


County-Wide Burn Ban Effective 2/6/2023

Press Release – Burn Ban 2.6.2023


Happy New Year 2023!

Firework Reminder WITHIN CITY LIMITS (Outside of City Limits, please call Mills County office)

First and Second-Class Fireworks (click link for Glenwood Code Book Definition of Firework Regulations ) only to be used on:

December 30th from 9am-10pm

December 31st from 9am-12:30am

January 1st from 9am-10pm

City Hall will be Closed January 2, 2023 in observance of New Year’s Day. We will reopen January 3, 2023 at 7:30am-4pm. We hope you have a safe New Year!


Glenwood City Hall will be CLOSED  December 22, 2022 – December 26, 2022 due to weather conditions, observation of Christmas Eve, and observation of Christmas Day. We will reopen December 27, 2022 at 7:30am.


Please be cautious for possible blizzard conditions late Wednesday December 21st, 2022 through Saturday December 24th, 2022. Whiteout conditions likely.

FLASH REPORT – 12.21.2022


The City of Glenwood will be participating in a SWOT Analysis as part of the budget process this year. Citizens are encouraged to attend and give their input.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at City Hall – 5 N. Vine Street.

For more information please contact


City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving. Our office will reopen on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.


The City of Glenwood would like to thank Mills County Chamber of Commerce for gifting our office with a beautiful watercolor print of Glenwood. The Mills County Chamber commissioned art pieces for each town to place in their offices.


Burn Ban Effective 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 27th, 2022. See below link for more information.

Press Release – Burn Ban 10.27.2022


Don’t Miss Hiley Park Fun Fest – Friday, October 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


The City is applying for a CDBG for Downtown Revitalization, the grant requires us to send out a survey regarding Community Development & Housing Needs. Forms can be picked up in person at the Glenwood City Hall, Glenwood Municipal Water Department or the Library, you can download a copy of the survey HERE and email it back to or drop it off at City Hall, or fill it our at this link –  Responses are due by October 10, 2022.

Thank you!


Click the link below for a list of benches that have been removed and are ready for pickup and for benches scheduled for removal. 
Park Benches Removed or Scheduled for Removal

Park Bench Letter

September 1, 2022

We acknowledge that the disposal of memorial benches from Glenwood Lake Park was insensitive to the family and friends who purchased memorial benches in honor of their loved ones. The Park Superintendent and the Park Department staff has sorted out the park benches that have been removed and made a list of names as well as a list of benches that are scheduled to be removed. Both lists will be put on our website, shared to Facebook & placed in the paper. Family and loved ones will be able to pick up the benches that have been removed, or just the memorial boards. They will be given the opportunity to purchase a replacement bench, if they so choose.

While we cannot undo what was done, we want to express our apologies to the families and friends who have been hurt due to the removal of their loved one’s benches without notice. Going forward a bench removal policy will be put in place, ensuring that this does not occur again.

Requests for picking up benches will be honored as first come, first serve basis. Please call Ron Mattox, Park Superintendent for pick-up of benches.

Best Regards,

Amber Farnan


Facebook: City of Glenwood

Paper: The Opinion Tribune


Lifting of Burn Ban – 8.30.2022

Mills County lifted the burn ban. See above link for more information. You can also call Fire Chief Gray at (712) 527-4717.


Road Closure Information for the Cultivate Community event Wednesday, August 10, 2022.


Burn Ban Effective 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022.


A Food Truck Ordinance passed by City Council on 7.12.2022 and goes into effect on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. All food trucks and mobile vendors will need to fill out an application and be approved to sell goods inside of Glenwood City Limits.

2022 Mobile Food Vendor – Application
Ord 919 signed – Mobile Food Vendor Regulations
Application fee – $25.00
6 Months License – $200.00
1 Year License – $300.00

Once a mobile food vendor license has been approved Mobile Food Vendors will need to abide by the regulations set forth in Ord 919. Licenses must be renewed at time of expiration each license period.

For more information, please call City Hall at 712-527-4717.


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