Welcome to Centerville, Iowa!

Mayor's Welcome:

Welcome to Centerville, Iowa--your ultimate destination for shopping, working, playing, investing and making it your hometown!  Our unique community of 5528 residents is a microcosm of the American story laced with colorful cultural celebrations and cuisine, exceptional schools including Indian Hills Community College, a large and growing industrial base, phenomenal shopping in our Historic Square District and beyond, an active and engaging Chamber of Commerce, a progressive Economic Development Corporation, a plethora of other gems and resources, and best of all our warm and welcoming people!


Our City is governed by a Mayor/Council form of government together with a City Administrator.  Our staff is most diligent and delightful, and our Public Safety and Public Works employees are nothing short of tireless and steadfast in keeping the community safe. Our Historic library and our airport are constantly being upgraded with the latest state-of-the-art amenities to better serve the greater Centerville area.  


As often lightheartedly stated, we are located on the “Southern Coast of Rathbun Lake”!  A mere 10 miles north of town, Rathbun Lake is an 11,000 acre Corp of Engineers Lake, a hub for not only outdoor enthusiasts but for vacation aficionados as well.  


We warmly invite you to visit “America’s Hometown—Centerville, IA—“, and we trust your experience here will be filled with extraordinarily magical memories!



Jan Spurgeon, Mayor


City of Centerville, Iowa Mission Statement
The Centerville City Government will provide the leadership to unite all who share a vested interest in the excellence of our community. By learning from our history, preserving our heritage, and addressing the needs of an ever-changing lifestyle, our efforts are to enhance the total community.