Velkommen til Roland. Or if you don't speak Norwegian, Welcome to Roland! Thanks for visiting our city's website. This is the official website for the City of Roland, Iowa, a friendly town of 1,284 people at the very center of Iowa.

The Mayor

The Mayor says...

Hi, I'm Mayor Jerry Balmer and I am excited to be representing the city of Roland. We are a safe, prosperous community focused on being a great place for families. We have top-notch schools, excellent youth sports programs, a modern city pool, several beautiful parks and a very nice library focused on serving citizens. Check us out and join our growing community!

Roland-Story Middle School

Roland-Story Middle School

Our kids go to Roland-Story Community Schools. Grades 5-8 are right here at Roland Middle School. Graduates of Roland-Story have a composite ACT score 2 points over the national average, and 1 point over the state average.

Roland Library

Roland Library

The current library opened in 2010 and is home to a great children's section, computers, DVDs, a guinea pig, and even books! It is our hub for activity on Main Street and is open six days a week.

Britson Park

Britson Park

Roland's newest attraction is Britson Park, on the city's west side. It has two softball/little league baseball fields, a playground structure, and lots of open area for soccer and pickup football games. The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals donated a combined total of $15,000 to get the park going.

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With its location three miles from Interstate 35, Roland is just minutes from major business, shopping and cultural areas in central Iowa and beyond.

Velkommen Til Roland!

Public Notice

OCTOBER 30, 2014 6-8PM
Hydrant Flushing – October 23rd & 24th


The City of Roland has an opening on the Board of Adjustments if interested call City Hall 515-388-4861

Saturday, November 8th, the Britson Park & Athletic Complex fundraising committee is hosting the Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run Walk. A pancake breakfast will be served by the Roland Kiwanis during the morning activities for both the public and 5K participants. All proceeds from the race and pancake feed go toward Britson Park.

Registration form and entry fee can be turned in or mailed to Roland City Hall by October 31st to guarantee a shirt. Walk ups are welcome with $25 registration fee but shirt size is not guaranteed.

Turkey Trot Form

Contact Information

City Hall
202 East Ash Street
P.O. Box 288
Roland, Iowa 50236-0288
Phone: 515-388-4861
Fax: 515-388-5595
E-mail: cityofroland@gmail.com