GovernmentCity Manager

The City Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the City of Spencer. Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Manager ensures Council goals and directives are carried out and implemented throughout the departments. The City Manager also serves as the City’s economic developer. Amanda Mack has served as Spencer City Manager since January 2018. Prior to coming to Spencer, Amanda served as City Manager in Canton and Worthing, SD. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from South Dakota State University and an Executive Master’s in Public Administration from the University of South Dakota. Amanda is a member of the Spencer Rotary Club, serves on the Iowa City/County Managers Executive Board, is a member of the International City Managers Association, is an ICMA Credentialed Manager and is a member of the International Society of Female Professionals. She and her husband Clint and their sons, Owen and Landon are glad to call Spencer home.

Amanda Mack

City Manager

City Manager


The city manager for the city shall be appointed by a majority vote of all members of the council, shall hold office at the pleasure of the council and shall be subject to removal and termination by majority vote of all members of the council, and subject to the provisions and protections of section 372.4 of the Iowa Code.


The city manager shall be a person competent by education and/or experience to perform the duties imposed upon such position. The city manager shall:

  1. Possess a college degree in public administration and have three (3) years of experience as a city manager or shall have a minimum of eight (8) years’ practical experience as a city manager.
  2. Following appointment, reside within the corporate limits of the city.
  3. Devote full time to the diligent and faithful performance of duties hereunder and shall not, during the term as city manager, engage in any other employment or self-employment activities or endeavors nor hold any other office or position, except with the approval of the council, by motion.
  4. Not, during the term as city manager, hold any position as officer or director of any “for profit” organization which does business or carries on any activities in the city, nor shall the city manager own more than five percent (5%) of the outstanding stock of any corporation which does business or carries on activities within the city.
101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301