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Located in Quincy Township, just north of the intersection of Iowa Highway 148 and US Highway 34, the city of Corning is the county seat of Adams County. As of the 2020 census, over 1,564 residents call Corning home.

Corning is home to the Adams County Speedway, but the city is perhaps best known as the birthplace of famed talk-show host, Johnny Carson.

For more information, visit the city’s website at .

City Leadership

PositionNameTerm Ends
MayorJanice LeonardJanuary 2, 2024
City ClerkMichelle BirtAppointed
Council-at-LargeDalton DavisJanuary 2, 2026
Council-at-Large Bert PeckhamJanuary 2, 2024
Councilperson, 1st Ward Gary BadgettJanuary 2, 2024
Councilperson, 2nd Ward Jerry PeckhamJanuary 2, 2026
Councilperson, 3rd WardAdam GoodvinJanuary 2, 2024