The City of Collins City Council acts as the legislative branch of our government, as well as its policy-making body. The Council looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Council's goal is to do the very best to represent their constituents after they've seen to the needs of the city as a whole.

Let's introduce you to your current city council:

Del Amsden:

My wife, Dawn,  and I moved to Collins a year ago, from the rural Ames area.  My family moved to that area so that I could attend college, receiving a BS in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University. Prior to this accomplishment, I spent almost twenty years working in the construction industry as a Journeyman Carpenter. Today, I work for ISO, collecting data from building departments across the States of Iowa, Nebraska, and part of Illinois. This work accompanied with my education and background gives me an unique skill set as a councilperson for the City of Collins. My wife and I are currently renovating our new home here, as this is one of many activities that I enjoy. When I have more time I also enjoy fishing, woodworking, and socializing with others.

Staci Corbitt:

I’ve been a Special Education teacher for Des Moines Public Schools for six years. I graduated from Grand View University in 2012 and will be graduating with my Masters degree from Drake December 2018.  My husband, Cody, our two dogs, Bentley and Blair have lived in Collins for 2 1/2 years now. We love hunting, fishing, and having BBQ’s with our friends.

Jay Christie:

I am 44 years old.  Born and raised in Collins, lived here my entire life. I am married to Kesha Christie and have three children Clair, Brooke and Drew.   I graduated from Collins-Maxwell High School.  I work at New Century FS and have 18 years of service with them and am the current President of the Iowa Propane Gas Association.  I have been on the city council for 4 years. I enjoy anything outdoors and watching my kids play sports. 

Dawnell Kennedy: 

I have lived in Collins my entire life.  I am married to Darren Kennedy and together we have raised two children, Georgia and Nash.  I have been involved in our community for a number of years and have served on a couple of different committees.  I am currently on the Collins Fire & Rescue, as the EMS Lt/Service Director.  I enjoy spending quality time with my family, our labrador Renegade, reading, movies and music.

Greg Schlueter:

I have lived in Collins for the past 30 years.  I recently retired from NCH Corporation out of Dallas, TX  in their Sales and Management area.  I have achieved my realtors license with Hunziker this summer and have served on the city council for 5 years.


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