Steve Van Oort head shot

Steve Van Oort

District 3 Supervisor

Political party: Republican

Term expires: 2024

Steve Van Oort was elected as a Polk County Supervisor in 2012 after serving seven years as mayor of Ankeny. He currently represents the 3rd District which includes Altoona, Ankeny, and a portion of unincorporated Polk County.


Supervisor Van Oort serves as a Polk County representative on the boards of Aging Resources of Central Iowa, Impact Community Action Partnership, Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments, Mid-Iowa Development Fund, Neighborhood Finance Corporation, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, DART, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance, Central Iowa Workforce Development Board, and Vice-chair of the On with Life Foundation.


He is a member and past president of Rotary Club of Ankeny, a member of the board of directors of the Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa, and Vice-chair of the Ankeny Community Foundation. He also serves on the Iowa Commission on Aging and was appointed to the Alternative Funding Advisory Committee by Governor Kim Reynolds.


He was named Ankeny Citizen of the Year in 2000, Ankeny Rotarian of the year in 2004, Ankeny Person of Vision in 2010, and a 2016 inductee into the Ankeny High School Hall of Honor.