Mayor's Welcome

Mayor's Message

I want to welcome you to Grinnell, a community that thrives because of our small business, a variety of industries, and our engaged citizens. Grinnell is branded as the 'Jewel of the Prairie' which means many things to many people. Chief among them is the fact that the people of Grinnell have a very positive attitude and a desire for an excellent quality of life. This is a community with divergent views whose people come together for the sake of the community to get things done. Much public input is sought and given. Because they do have a say in the outcome of completed projects, there is a feeling of ownership and pride. 

We have a dynamic city with a downtown Historical District. Those prestigious buildings display their heritage but contain businesses that are modern and technologically advanced. Our housing options offer a variety of appealing architectural styles. We are home to two fine higher education institutions: Grinnell College, recognized as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation, and Iowa Valley Community College. Our diverse group of industries is growing and many have global recognition.

In addition to our quality hospital and outstanding medical professionals, we offer a variety of recreational and leisure opportunities. Our town sponsors activities at the aquatic center, ball fields, tennis courts, bike trails, park, golf courses, the Arts, library, and a Farmers Market. 

Dan F. Agnew