The town of Thayer was surveyed in 1867 as a possible stop on the new Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (CBQ) Railroad. A year later in 1868, the city was platted, and the first home was built. By the turn of the century, Thayer had grown to a population of almost 400.

Mayor

Jennifer Mitchell (elected in 2015)
306 4th Street
Thayer, Iowa 50254
(641) 338-2483

City Clerk

Mary Seales
2461 Warbler Avenue
Thayer, Iowa 50254
(641) 344-0468

City Council

Deana Welcher
Britanee Ward
Les Vanderplum
Keith Mitchell Jr.
Karen Mitchell