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Angela Connolly

District 2 Supervisor

Political party: Democrat

Term expires: 2022

Angela Connolly was first elected as a Polk County Supervisor in 1998. She represents the 2nd District, which includes the northwestern area of the City of Des Moines, a portion of unincorporated Polk County as well as the suburb of West Des Moines.

Community engagement has always been a priority for Angela and she enjoys participating regularly in neighborhood organizations and civic activities.  Angela currently serves as a Quad-Chair for Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines and Central Iowa and a Co-Chair for Downtown DSM Future Forward. She has been a champion for the Lauridsen Skatepark and serves on committees within the Central Iowa Water Trails initiative.

In addition, she represents the Board of Supervisors on the following boards: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Des Moines Arts Festival Board, Catch Des Moines, Iowa Confluence Water Trails (ICON), Invest DSM, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Downtown DSM: Future Forward, Homeless Coordinating Council, Polk County Risk Management, and Polk County Regional Mental Health Governing Board.

In 2014, Supervisor Connolly received the Hero for Homeless award from Central Iowa Shelter & Services for her assistance with reducing homelessness.  In 2015, she was awarded the Distinguished Public Servant Award from Primary Health Care and she received the national award for Outstanding Elected Official Leadership from the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.  In 2016, Supervisor Connolly was the recipient of the national Tom Bradley Leadership Award for Outstanding Elected Official Leadership by the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations and was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame.  In 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 the Business Record named Supervisor Connolly to the Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders.

You can reach Supervisor Connolly at: angela.connolly@polkcountyiowa.gov.