Aime Wichtendahl

Hiawatha City Council

Aime will continue to be an important voice for equality on the Hiawatha City Council!


Aime Wichtendahl has been a resident of Hiawatha since 2007 and is currently the longest-serving member of the City Council. She was first elected in 2015 becoming the first openly transgender person in Iowa to be elected to government. She was re-elected in 2019 without opposition. She is the winner of the 2021 Donna Red Wing Award. In the 2023 Legislative session testified and led protests against the Iowa legislature’s proposed bathroom bill and ban on gender-affirming care.