Office of the Mayor

Mayor Ric Porter
Term Expires 2019

I am privileged to be serving as the Mayor of Hawarden. It is a great position to be in because Hawarden is such a great community to be a part of! The City of Hawarden has a long history of being a progressive community along with being filled with kind and caring people.

I could tell you all about our past where our fore fathers were building our community by getting into municipal owned gas and electric and where not too many years ago we were the first city in Iowa to get into the telecommunications business. Or I could tell you about all of the economic development opportunities that our community has to offer, but you can read those elsewhere on our website. Or I could tell you about our wonderful schools, churches, parks, or recreation our town has to offer. But I would rather tell you about the people that make up our community. We are a diverse community, made up of young and old, and of many ethnic backgrounds. Our citizens volunteer at church, for civic organizations, at schools and care greatly for each other. As Leo Buscaglia once said, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” I invite anyone to come and be a part of our community and to share in caring for and with others. As we are moving forward we look to others to join us in making Hawarden “home”.