Dear Friends and Guests,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all to the beautiful city of Guthrie Center, Iowa! Nestled in the heart of Guthrie County, our charming community is truly a hidden gem that we are thrilled to share with you.

With a population of 1,577 residents, Guthrie Center embodies the spirit of small-town living. Our city’s history is rich and vibrant, and our community is built upon the foundations of unity, trust, and cooperation. It is our residents that truly make Guthrie Center exceptional – their dedication to preserving our community values while embracing progress is what has helped us thrive.

Serving as the county seat of Guthrie County, our city holds a special place in the region. Steeped in tradition yet forward-looking, we are a hub of activity, offering the perfect blend of modern amenities and a safe environment that is ideal for families, individuals, and anyone seeking a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Our community’s safety is paramount, and we take great pride in our strong relationship with local law enforcement in the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office. Guthrie Center is more than just a city; it’s also a place where neighbors look out for one another and where visitors quickly become friends. We believe in fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome, valued, and protected.

So, whether you’re joining us for a short visit or are considering making Guthrie Center your new home, we invite you to explore our local businesses, our Downtown Main Street, engage in community events, and immerse yourself in the unique charm that is Guthrie Center.

Warmest Regards,

Mike Herbert, Mayor

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