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Angela Connolly

District 5 Supervisor

Political party: Democrat

Term expires: 2026

Angela Connolly was first elected as a Polk County Supervisor in 1998 and serves as Chairperson for 2024. She represents the Fifth District which includes Des Moines' north and northwestern parts of the city, the East Village, parts of downtown, and Saylor 2.

Angela’s dedication to community engagement is portrayed through her active involvement in neighborhood organizations and civic activities. Her passion for ensuring everyone has access to mental health services is a top priority. Her mission to advocate for mental health services highlights the importance of addressing mental health issues and ensuring that support is available to those in need.

In 2014, Angela received the Hero for Homeless award from Central Iowa Shelter & Services for her assistance with reducing homelessness. In 2015, Angela 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. Angela has been named to the Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders multiple times, 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.

Angela represents the Board of Supervisors on the following boards: Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), Invest DSM, Polk County Risk Management, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Greater Des Moines Partnership, ICON Water Trails, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, and Polk County Mental Health and Disability Services Governing Board.

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