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, Bondurant, Mitchellville, Pleasant Hill, 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, Metro Advisory Council, Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments, Mid-Iowa Development Fund, Neighborhood Finance Corporation, and Polk County Housing Trust Fund.
Steve also serves on the Ankeny Economic Development Corporation and Eastern Polk Regional Development. He is a commissioner for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, member and past president of Rotary Club of Ankeny and a member of the board of directors of the Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa.
Steve was named Ankeny Citizen of the Year in 2000, Ankeny Rotarian of the year in 2004 and Ankeny Person of Vision in 2010.