Amy Croll - Councilmember

First Elected: 2022
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2025
E-mail: acroll@urbandale.org

Biography:

Amy spends her days working for Homeward, the homelessness planning entity for Polk County and running her own consulting firm specializing in non-profit management. Prior to that, she co-founded and operated the non-profit Community Youth Concepts (CYC) from 2008-2022. She started her career at the Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning in 2000 where she staffed the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development and several multi-departmental planning committees. She graduated from Luther College with her B.A. in 1997 and University of Iowa with her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) in 2001. She is licensed as a macro-level social worker, with an emphasis in community planning. 

Recognition:

  • Business Record’s Forty Under 40 (2015)
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Class of 2014 
  • Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame (2014)
  • Urbandale Character Counts Award (2008)
  • Governor’s State of Iowa Afterschool Advocate Award (2004)
  • Iowa Jaycees Community Director of the Year (2002)

Volunteer engagement:

  • Urbandale Human Services Strategic Planning Core Working Group member (2023-present)  
  • Urbandale representative on the Metro Advisory Council (2022-present)
  • Urbandale Public Art Committee (2021)
  • Grand View University School of Social Work Advisory Council (2019-present)
  • Urbandale Parks Strategic Planning Committee (2018-2021)
  • Urbandale Community School District Community PPEL Committee (2017-2019)
  • Capital Crossroads EDGE Workgroup Committee Member (2015-2018)
  • Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service Ex-Officio Member (2015-2017)
  • Youth Sports Coordinator and Assistant Coach (2014-2023)
  • Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader (2009-2014)
  • Des Moines Kiwanis President and Board Member (2010-2023)
  • University of Iowa and Grand View University MSW guest lecturer (2006-present)
  • Clive Jaycees Community Development Director and Board Member (2000-2003)

Family:

Amy, her husband David, and two college-aged children, have lived in Urbandale since 2000. Their home, however, is run by two loud mini-dachshunds. 

 

Amy Croll