Mayor and City Council

Ottumwa has the Mayor/Council system of government, with five City Council members and the Mayor elected from the community at-large. The Mayor and City Council members are the duly elected representatives of the citizens of Ottumwa and act as the political head of the City. They are responsible for setting policy, approving the budget, determining the tax rate, and formulating broad long-term policies that outline the City’s public function. The City Administrator is appointed by Council to carry out policy and oversee the day-to-day operations of the City on behalf of the City Council.

Tom Lazio 1

Tom Lazio – Mayor

Mayor’s Office – Phone: 641.683.0600
Home: 2301 North Court Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Home phone: 641.682.5502
Term Expires: January 2016

Go to the Mayor’s Page.




Matt Dalbey 1

Matt Dalbey – City Council

Home: 515 Wildwood Drive, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641.799.6018
Term Expires: January 2018






Bob Meyers – City Council

Home: 1590 N. Van Buren, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641.682.1198
Term Expires: January 2018






Mitch Niner – City Council

Home: 420 Hackworth Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641.684.4863
Term Expires: January 2016





John ‘JR’ Richards – City Council

Home: 215 Vogel Avenue, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641.455.8401
Term Expires: January 2016



Skip Stevens 1

Skip Stevens – City Council

Home: 523 Bryan Road, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641.683.1404
Term Expires: January 2018