Angela Connolly was first elected as a Polk County Supervisor in 1998 and served recently as Chairperson in 2015. 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.
She has been active in many civic and community activities, including the Metropolitan Advisory Council and Neighborhood Organizations. Connolly currently serves as Co-Chair of The Tomorrow Plan and Tri-Chair for Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines and Central Iowa.
In addition, she represents the Board of Supervisors on the following boards: Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Rebuilding Together, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority – DART, Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, Polk County Health Services, Riverfront Development Authority, Des Moines Arts Board, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Homeless Coordinating Council, and Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
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 named to the 2016 Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders and was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame.