City elections are Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The city of Fayette will vote for Mayor and five City Council Members. The Mayor and City Council Members each serve for 2 years and will be up for re-election in the year 2023. A candidate must be an eligible elector in the city at the time of filing nomination papers and at the time of the election. An eligible elector must be: 1) A citizen of the United States, 2) A resident of Iowa, and 3) At least 18 years old. An eligible elector may not: 1) Be a convicted felon, 2) Be currently judged incompetent to vote by a court, and 3) Claim the right to vote in any other place.

Nomination papers are available at Fayette City Hall (11 S. Main Street), the Fayette County Auditor's office (Fayette County Courthouse, 114 N. Vine Street, West Union, Iowa), on the Secretary of State's website: or click the links below. Nomination papers must include at least 10 signatures from residents who reside in the city limits of Fayette.

Nomination papers must be filed with the Fayette County Auditor at the Fayette County Courthouse (114 N. Vine Street, West Union, Iowa) during the filing period (Monday, August 23, 2021 through Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.). They cannot be filed before or after the filing period. There are no filing fees in Iowa.

For more information, please click here for the 2021 Candidates Guide to the Regular City Election.

2021 Affidavit of Candidacy

2021 Nomination Petition for Non-Partisan Office

2021 Candidates Guide to the Regular City Election

The Fayette Recreation Board and Big Rock Country Club invite your child to join our 2021 Summer Youth Golf Program. The program will run from June 6th through August 1st on Sundays at 1PM. Participants are not required to attend every Sunday. The program is free and open to kids ages 10-16. During these 9 weeks, participants will be paired with an adult member from Big Rock Country Club to work on course etiquette, rules, score-keeping, and developing an overall feel for the game of golf. Participants will also spend time on the driving range and practice green working on their swing before transitioning out onto the course. The program will end with a 9-hole tournament held during the last week. Registration is required.

Big Rock Country Club can supply golf clubs if needed. All other equipment, including golf balls, must be supplied by participant.

Participants must register before 5/21/2021. If you have questions, please contact Fayette City Hall at 563-425-4316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here for registration form.


Pictured left to right are Council Member Amy Tucker, Council Member Nate Post, Council Member Linda Tenney, Council Member Nancy Wulfekuhle, Mayor Andrew Wenthe and Patty Reisinger from Bird Friendly Iowa. City recognized April 19, 2021

Fayette, Iowa (April 19, 2021) — Bird Friendly Iowa announced Fayette has been designated as a Bird Friendly Community at the April 19, 2021 Fayette City Council meeting. Fayette is the first community in Fayette County to be designated and seventh community in the state.

Fayette is being officially recognized for its commitment to managing public park lands with an ecological focus, protecting stream corridors, and providing direct support to residents who implement water quality practices such as planting native grasses and trees or installing rain gardens.  Fayette is committed to preserving and expanding habitat and encourages citizens to engage in birding, bird conservation and related outdoor recreation activities.

“Birds are an extremely important means of connecting communities and citizens with our environment,” said Patty Reisinger on behalf of Bird Friendly Iowa. “Educating individuals and community leaders about how birds serve as indicators of healthy soil, water, air, native vegetation, and other natural resources can help reverse the dramatic decline of populations of birds, Monarch butterflies, and other forms of critical biodiversity, locally or even at statewide and higher levels.”

The City of Fayette and Upper Iowa University student, Jake Dale pursued the Bird Friendly Iowa recognition on behalf of Fayette.  The project was part of Jake’s Capstone program.   The Bird Friendly Iowa program focuses on habitat protection, improvement and creation; public engagement and reducing threats to birds.

“It is exciting that Fayette is one of the first cities in Iowa to receive the Bird Friendly Iowa designation,” said City of Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe. “I want to thank Jake Dale, his professor Dr. Paul Skrade, and all those who support this important environmental initiative.”

The Fayette Community Library is also encouraging everyone to step out and experience the wonderful world of birds. The library has three pairs of binoculars and additional material on birds for anyone to check-out.

Bird Friendly Iowa is a partnership of several Iowa conservation organizations, agencies and individuals including Trees Forever, Iowa Audubon, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Buchanan County Conservation, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources. In 2018, Waterloo was the first Iowa community recognized as a Bird Friendly Iowa community.

More information about Bird Friendly Iowa, including instructions on how any Iowa community can apply for this special recognition, is at To find a checklist of birds in Fayette, visit

The Fayette Public Works Department will be flushing the fire hydrants on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 and Wednesday, April 28, 2021, starting at 7AM (weather permitting). Residents may experience rusty water.

    Register your team now for the Fayette Recreation Summer Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League by filling out the registration form (below) and submitting it to Fayette City Hall (11 S. Main Street, PO Box 28, Fayette, IA 52142) with your registration fee of $75 per team. The league will be on Thursday nights starting May 27 through August. For more information contact Wade Whitcher at DT's 563-425-4351.

Summer Volleyball Registration Form  

Summer Volleyball Liability Form

Looking for a nice place to walk outside this winter? Visit Fayette, Iowa. A winter walking trail is available at Cardinal Park/Sports Complex (100 block of N. Main Street, just north of downtown Fayette). Park your car on S. Main Street in downtown Fayette, and walk across the bridge over the beautiful Volga River to access the trail. Please use seasonal safety precautions to avoid slips, trips and falls.

The Fayette City Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2022 estimated budget.

To review the Fayette City Administrator/Clerk's FY 2022 Report that explains what the budget includes, click here.

To review the detailed proposed budget for FY 2022, click here.

Hard copies of the detailed proposed Budget and the Fayette City Administrator/Clerk's FY 2022 Report will be available at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State Street) and Fayette City Hall (11 S. Main Street) after Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Below is the Public Hearing notice on the proposed budget, scheduled for Monday, March 15, 2021, at 6PM in the Community Room at the Fayette Community Library (104 W. State Street), please use the back door.

Today (January 28, 2021), Wadena Road will be closed inside the city limits between 12:30PM and 6:00PM to assist Fayette County Public Health. Wadena Road will be closed to all through traffic from 12:30PM to 6:00PM. Officers will be posted at entrances to deter traffic. Certain predetermined vehicles only will be allowed to enter. Washington Street will still be open from the South and North. Union Street will be blocked at Wadena Road as well. Please plan accordingly.

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