City of Iola website

Welcome to the city of Iola! Since the City's incorporation in 1870, Iola has experienced a rich and colorful history. The City has seen its economy shift from a strong agricultural base to a diverse base which includes agriculture, oil, gas, and manufacturing; each one being equally important. The City's retail community throughout the years has stayed strong and vibrant.


Iola has many local attractions, including the Bowlus Fine Arts Center which rivals some of the more famous concert halls in the United States. Riverside Park is the hub of the City's recreational program. The park includes 6 ball diamonds, 2 community centers, a football stadium, and the largest swimming pool in eastern Kansas. The citizens of Iola are proud to have the special distinction of having the largest downtown square in the country. During the summer you will find Iola's Municipal Band playing every Thursday night at the gazebo on the square. There are many more attractions to visit and experience in Iola, Kansas.

2 year term
Jon Wells 2018-2019
1104 N Jefferson
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City Council
4 year terms, 2 members each
City Council District - 1
Nancy Ford 2018-2021
1612 N Walnut
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  Chase Martin 2015-2019 - Appointed 1/22/2018
103 White Blvd, Apt 203
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City Council District - 2
Ronald Ray Ballard II 2018-2021
20 Canary Ln
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  Robert Paul Shaughnessy 2015-2019
523 Briarwood Dr
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City Council District - 3
Eugene "Gene" Myrick 2018-2021
521 S Sycamore
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  Michael Middleton 2015-2019
315 E Irwin
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City Council District - 4
Mark Peters 2018-2021
324 N 2nd
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  Aaron T Franklin 2015-2019
124 S Oak
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City Clerk
City Administrator
Roxanne Hutton
City Hall
2 W Jackson
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Sid Fleming
City Hall
2 W Jackson
Iola KS 66749