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Belle Plaine, A Statutory City
The City of Belle Plaine, population 6,600, is identified as a Standard Plan, Type A, Fourth Class, Statutory City. Belle Plaine has five City Council members and a mayor. The Mayor is elected to a two-year term, while the City Council members are elected to alternating four-year terms. All City of Belle Plaine elected officials serve the community at-large. City boards and commissions serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council.
Belle Plaine Mission Statement
Through civic leadership marked by integrity, supported by active involvement of its citizenry, it is the mission of the City of Belle Plaine to provide a safe and wholesome environment, a vibrant business community, with adequate infrastructure including functioning parks, trails and other recreational opportunities to support a high quality of life. Further, the City also supports planned growth aided by constant application of fiscally responsible decisions for the overall benefit of the entire community.