Angela Connolly was first elected as a Polk County Supervisor in 1998 and served recently as Chairperson in 2017. 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 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 Regional Transit Authority – DART, Des Moines Arts Festival Board, Catch Des Moines, Polk County Health Services, Main frame Studios, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, and Homeless 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, 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. In 2016, Supervisor Connolly was named to the 2016 Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders, 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 2017, Supervisor Connolly was named to the 2017 Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders. In 2018, Supervisor Connolly was selected by the Business Record readers as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders in the region.