Exira is a city in Audubon County, Iowa, United States, along the East Nishnabotna River and U.S. Route 71. The population was 840 at the 2010 census.
The oldest town in Audubon County, Exira was founded in 1857. The town was named for Exira Eckman, daughter of Judge John Eckman from Ohio, who agreed to purchase a lot of property in the town if the town was named for his daughter.

The main industries in and around Exira are agriculture and agribusiness. Exira has an elementary school, built in 1913, and a high school, completed in 1959. There are four churches in the town.

On July 2, 1958, Exira was ravaged by the flooding of the East Nishnabotna River. Nineteen persons in the area lost their lives, 75 homes were destroyed and almost 20 businesses in the western part of Exira were damaged.

Exira is well known for its Fourth of July celebrations, which have been celebrated since 1861. The morning parade and the evening fireworks draw thousands of visitors to the town.  Another attraction is Littlefield Recreation Area, 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Exira, which features a 70-acre (280,000 m2) lake, prairie restoration area and a live bison pair.

City of Exira, Ia. 50076

Mayor's News
            Spring is almost here so let's clean up our yards, get rid of any branches and other items as well. Your neighbors, community and anyone visiting would appreciate it. You can take your limbs, branches, yard clippings all to the dump on Factory Street. Thank you. ​ 
​​​Calendar dates and what is happening around the area: 
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30am
Senior Graduation Announcements/Cap & Gown Delivery
Saturday, March 28, 2015   ​​FFA Highway Clean-up
Monday, March 30, 2015, 9 – 10:30am
​Exira Kindergarten Round-Up
Monday, March 30, 2015  Exira Pre-K Round-Up
10:30am – 12pm
March 31-​ 4:00 G/B Golf @ AHST. 4:30 Boys Track @ Audubon
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:30pm Early Release - Professional Development. 4:30 Girls Track @Audubon. 
Friday, April 3, 2015 
​Good Friday - No School
Saturday April 4​ - Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 am. Ben F. Jensen Park (City Park).
​Sunday Apr 5 Easter
Monday Apr 6 No School
4:30 pm Boys Track - Jerome Howe Invit. (Treynor)
Tuesday Apr 7 4:00 pm Boys Golf @ Atlantic. ​Girls Golf @ Dunlap
4:15 pm JH Track - A-H-S-T (Avoca)
​5:00 pm Girls Track - Nodaway Valley Invit. (Greenfield)
Thursday Apr 9 4:00 pm Golf G/B VS TBA (Atlantic) 4:30 pm Boys Track - AHST Relays (Avoca)
​Girls Track - AHST Relays (Avoca)
​Friday Apr 10 Earth Day
​3:00 pm Meals for the Heartland - Regional Mobile Hunger Fight
​Saturday Apr 11 9:00 am Golf (B) - CAM Tourn. (Anita)

​Have a great day, travel safe if traveling, and come visit if you can. We are a small town with  heart & pride in our community. ​​

​Thank you
Brenda Bengard
Mayor of Exira​​​​ 
I wanted to pass along some information on an Endowment that has been recently set up. The Exira-Elk Horn Kimbillton School District Foundation Fund.  
Keep checking the Calendar page for upcoming events and dates. If you have an event coming up contact me here ( or ​​email the City Clerk at Notices also go on the message board in the Ben F. Jensen Park.
Let us know what is on your minds, what you think of the web site, what to change, what to add, what to take off. Feedback is always good. ​

4-1-2 LICENSE. Every owner of a dog over the age of six (6) months shall procure a dog license from the City Clerk-Treasurer on or before the first day of January of each year. Such license fee shall be due and payable between January 1 and March 31 of each year. Any dog found running at large without the license tag attached to its collar or harness shall be subject to progressive fines:
$25.00 for the first offense, $75.00 for the second offense, and $100.00 for the third and subsequent offense within a twelve (12) month period. The annual license fee shall be $10.00 for each dog and $5.00 per spayed or neutered dog for the first two (2) dogs, and any additional dogs will be licensed at $25.00 per dog. The annual license fees for cats shall be $10.00 per cat or $5.00 per spayed or neutered cat for the first four (4) cats and any additional cats shall be licensed at $25.00 per cat. New residence shall have two (2) weeks to register any dogs or cats; failure to license within the proper time period will result in a late fee which shall be an additional 50% of the annual license fee.
A penalty of $1.00 will be added for any household for every month past the March 31 license deadline.