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.