Advisory Board


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Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Board Member Key Perspective Sector Term Expires
Mark Anderson Real Estate Brokerage June 30, 2020
Laura Barringer Information Technology  June 30, 2019
 Ann Collins Insurance/Financial Services June 30, 2018
Suzy Emmack Retail/Hospitality Services June 30, 2019
Leisa Fox Education/Workforce Development June 30, 2018
Dave Hansen Real Estate Development June 30, 2021
Jaclyn Hayek Real Estate Development   June 30, 2020
Lisa Hubbard Logistics June 30, 2019
John Irving Citizen Stakeholder June 30, 2020
Adam Kaduce Real Estate Brokerage June 30, 2020
Curt Leaverton Manufacturing/Bioscience June 30, 2019
Matt Carlile Young Professional June 30, 2021


The Economic Development Advisory Board provides perspectives and insights to help shape the City of Urbandale’s economic development strategies. The membership of the Economic Development Advisory Board is built around twelve key perspectives. Appointees are residents of Urbandale and/or work in Urbandale. The Board was established on July 9th, 2013 through Council Letter 4482 (PDF).  The original Board consisted of ten members.  Two additional members were added on August 16, 2016 through Council Letter 5218 (PDF).

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  1. Curtis Brown

    Director of Economic Development

    Katie Gieszler

    Economic Development Specialist

    Economic Development

    3600 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Phone: 515-278-3900

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