Community Information

The vibrant community and diverse business mix in Carlisle provide good jobs, has a positive economic impact on the community, and contributes to the quality lifestyle enjoyed by area residents.

Take a look. Carlisle has a Fortune 500 manufacturer, General Mills, who produces most of the Bisquick®, and many tasty cookie mixes for the nation. The international exporter, Heartland Co-op, regularly ships grain to China, and well-known national brands such as Edward Jones, Snap Fitness, Subway, and True Value Hardware offer quality products and services in town.

State-wide giants such as Fareway Stores, Inc., Remax, and Medicap Pharmacy, started in Iowa and now in dozens of states, are important members of our business community.  We are proud of 70-year-old statewide petroleum distributor, James Oil Company, Inc. Our high-climbing, communications supplier, Murphy Tower Service and, award-winning entrepreneurs such as Carlisle Center for Wellness & Rehabilitation, Carlisle Veterinary Clinic, etc!graphics, Inc., Fiss’ Ice Cream • Subs • Salads, LaVilla Mexican Restaurant, Sisters Place, Coco & Nini’s Italian Restaurant, Morning Glory, Smokey Row, Subway, and Sandstone Management deliver the finest medical, professional and construction services, as well as good things to eat.

The Carlisle Chamber has a diverse and professional membership with experts in banking, health care, construction, home services, financial services, legal services, auto services, marketing, technology, organizations with tourist attractions and individual memberships round out the membership.

The unique business mix of Carlisle Chamber members, along with our fine school system, where students rank high on every measure of academic performance and have tremendous opportunities to participate in the arts and athletics, is the catalyst for community growth and a strong local economy. Retaining and strengthening local businesses, as well

Retaining and strengthening local businesses, as well as expanding the business community by concentrating on economic development, creates a tax base that pays for our schools and our city government, our public safety, and our parks and recreational opportunities.

The business community supports a better quality of life for everyone in our community.

City of Carlisle
100 N. 1st Street
Carlisle, IA 50047
Mayor Drew Merrifield
City Administrator Deven Markley

Police Department – 515-989-4121
Public Works – 515-989-3224
Municipal Electric – 515-989-3224
Fire/EMC – 515-961-1122, Emergency 515-989-3311

City Council Members
Doug Hammerand
Justin Brow
Rob Van Ryswyk
Ruth Randleman
Dan McCulloch

City Council meets 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 6:30 PM at City Hall