City Officials



City of Wellman
316 8th Avenue
P.O Box 129
Wellman, Iowa 52356

Tel: 319-646-2154
Fax: 319-646-6561

Emergency /after hours phone: 319-646-6700 for gas / water emergencies only

City Hall office hours:
Mon, Tues, Thursday and Friday – 8:00 – 4:30 open over the lunch hour

Wednesdays 8:00- 1:00pm

Contact City Officials


Miller3Ryan Miller

The City of Wellman has a Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor’s position is part-time and includes duties such as presiding at all council meetings and signing contracts and other documents on behalf of the city. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the City.

Ryan Miller was elected Mayor for the City of Wellman January 1, 2006.
Ryan, who was born and raised in Wellman, is married to Coralie and they have two daughters, Hannah and Amanda. Ryan graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1989 and practiced in Dayton, Ohio for more than four years and later moved to Iowa City opening his own practice. In 1999 they moved back to Wellman and Ryan opened his second office at Wellman in May of 2005. Ryan has served the community of Wellman on the Planning and Zoning Board and as president of the Wellman Area Foundation.

City Council

  • Bob Freeman
  • Bob Goodrich
  • Shannon McCain
  • Tracy Owens
  • Mark Philpot

The council holds regular meetings on the first and third Monday of each month. Additionally, the council may hold special meetings or work sessions on specific matters when necessary. While all meetings are open to the public, generally citizens may only bring issues to the council at regular meetings.

City Administrator
Kelly Litwiller
The City Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and is responsible for the management of the City’s day-to-day operations. The City Administrator supports the information and policy-making needs of the Council, implements Council decisions and directives, supervises all City staff, and submits to the Council a proposed annual budget. Additional responsibilities include organizational development, community relations, intergovernmental relations, financial management, and human resources management.

Utility Clerk
Cindy Thrapp
Utility Clerk’s job duties include doing utility receipts, posting and banking. Assists in billing, filing and various office duties. Handles scheduling of Parkside Activities Center, Park Shelters and City Hall meeting room. Manages the inventory for the curb-side recycling carts along with other responsibilities. Answers the phones and directs calls, takes messages as indicated, greets customers and answers questions for residents who come into the office.

City Clerk
Beth Van Winkle

Water/Wastewater Superindent

  • Tim Garrett

Public Works Employees

  • Travis Hartley
  • Jesse Meade
  • Josh VanWinkle

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