Supervisor’s Office

Steve Van Oort

  • Party:                          Republican
    Term Expires:             2016

    District Represented: Third; includes Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant
                                         Mitchellville and Pleasant Hill

  • Contact Information: County Administration Building
                                        111 Court Ave. Room #300
                                        Des Moines IA, 50309

  • Phone:                         (515) 286-3120
  • Fax:                             (515) 323-5225
  • Email:                

  • Maps:                          All Polk County Districts
                                        Polk County District 3

Steve Van Oort, served seven years as Mayor of Ankeny starting in 2006 after serving one term on the Ankeny City Council as Mayor Pro tem. In his role as Polk County Supervisor he serves on the boards of Aging Resources of Central Iowa, Mid Iowa Association of Local Governments, Mid-Iowa Development Fund, Neighborhood Finance Corporation, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Metro Advisory Council and Eastern Polk Regional Economic Development Corporation. Van Oort also serves as Commissioner and Chair of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority.

Steve was named Ankeny Citizen of the Year in 2000, Ankeny Rotarian of the year in 2004 and Ankeny Person of Vision in 2010. He is a member and past president of Rotary Club of Ankeny and member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa.

Steve and his wife Darlene have two daughters, Amee and Stephanie and one grandson, William. Steve attended Ankeny High School and John Brown University.

Contact Us

Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 300
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3120
FAX: (515) 323-5225