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 Lowden Elected Officials

Lowden's government consists of five council members and a Mayor. Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of each month in the council chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall. 


Meeting Location:
Lowden City Hall,
Council Chambers,
501 Main Street, 
Lowden, IA 52255.


The Mayor and council are the elected policy-makers for the City of Lowden The Mayor serves a 4-year term and has responsibility to appoint boards and commissions, sign contracts on behalf of the city and, serves as the lead dignitary. The Mayor does not vote, but does have veto authority. Lowden's city council has 5 members, one of whom is assigned as the Mayor Pro-Tem. Council members serve for 4 years on a staggered rotation. 
Jill Cinkovich   - - 563-941-7705
Term 4 years  - January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2024.
Mayor Pro-Tem:
Kim Jones      - - 563-210-1620
Term 4 years - January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2024.


Council Members:

Gene Hamdorf - - 563-941-7705
Term 4 years  - January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2024.


Nick Lange   - - 563-212-3654
Appointed   -    August 7, 2023 - December 31, 2023.


Austin Kristof  - - 563-944-8010
Term 4 years  - January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2026.


Derrick Lange - - 563-320-6725
Term 4 years  - January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2024.
City Hall office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Persons having business to include in the council's agenda should call the city clerk's office at 563-941-7705.

  Lowden Historical Society

The Lowden Historical Society was organized in 1973. The acquisition of the old Lowden Depot and its subsequent restoration was one of its first projects, especially since the railroad played such a significant role in the development of the community. Older buildings such as the depot were no longer practical and were found to be available after a considerable amount of negotiating and correspondence with railroad officials. Financing of the project and finding a new site were also items to be considered.


In January 1976, notification was received that a grant for $1,200 from the Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission was available, to be used for the renovation of the Lowden Depot as a historical center. Other monetary contributions supplemented the above amount, enabling the project to become reality.


For a fee of $1.00, the depot became the property of the Lowden Historical Society on Oct. 1, 1976. With much volunteer help the building was dismantled at its site at the end of McKinley Avenue and stored at various farms. The 20-foot by 46-foot cement slab was poured at the new location in the City Park in late 1976. In the spring of 1977, reconstruction of this community landmark began and was completed shortly thereafter. It now stands a meeting place for the Lowden Historical Society and also serves as a repository for items of local historical value.


Members meet quarterly at the refurbished depot to hear presentations of local historical significance on the last Thursday in January, April, July and October at 7:00 p.m.


President - Barry Hoffmeier 
Vice President - Wesley Fox
Secretary/Advertising - Joan Scheer
Treasurer- Chris Scheer
Board Member - Eunice Boedeker

Contact Chris or Joan Scheer 563-941-5814


Annual dues are $15 and may be mailed to

Chris Scheer

P.O. Box 342

Lowden, IA. 52255


Lowden Historical Society, in connection with the Clarence Friends of the Library, financially supports the Historical Lowden Newspaper editions on-line dating back to 1902.

  City of Lowden Library

The Lowden Public Library maintains a large selection of best sellers, children's award-winning books, videos, games and research books. Services available include the Inter-Library Loan Program, a copy machine, computers, a monthly story hour and a summer reading program along with fun organized activities throughout the year.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon & 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon & 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m - 12 noon & 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - Closed.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. -  12 noon & 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Lowden Public Library
605 Main Street,
P.O. Box 307
IA. 52255
Telephone: 563-941-7629

  Lowden Memorial Park

Lowden Memorial Park
Lowden Memorial Park

Lowden Memorial Park has been the hub of our community for over 60 years and is dedicated to the many veterans past and present within our community. The park is a mixture of vintage charm and newly groomed zones comprising of 17 acres in the northwest corner of the City of Lowden. The park is also home to North Cedar School's baseball and softball teams. The City park offers a number of recreational opportunities, including a walking trail with picture perfect views of mature trees and nature, a children's playground, basketball court and picnic shelters. Recently the park has added to the park with the edition of a disc golf course. 

  North Cedar School District

Lowden's youth are educated in the North Cedar School District, a progressive school system comprised of students from Lowden, Clarence, Stanwood and Mechanicsville. The school district, which is affiliated with the Grant Wood Area Education Agency from Cedar Rapids, offers a fine balance of academics, fine arts and athletics. Enrollment is approximately 900 students.


Elementary Center, Lowden: 563-941-5383
Elementary Center, Mechanicsville: 563-432-6933
Jr./Sr. High School, Clarence: 563-452-3179
District Office, Stanwood: 563-942-3358
Business Office, Clarence: 563-452-3511
City of Lowden, Iowa