City of Urbandale

City of Urbandale



About Us

Urbandale, Iowa, is an award-winning community of more than 45,000 residents offering a unique combination of location, value, and community engagement to businesses and residents. Urbandale is located in the northwest part of the Des Moines Metro Area at the intersections of Interstate 35, Interstate 80, and Iowa Highway 141. This unique geographic location allows Urbandale businesses and residents convenient access to a coast-to-coast and border-to-border transportation network.

Urbandale is a welcoming and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. From safe neighborhoods to acres of green space, Urbandale is uniquely positioned as an attractive place to raise a family, grow your business, and enjoy life. The City of Urbandale maintains one of the lowest municipal tax rates in the state, providing excellent services at an exceptional value. Each year hundreds of new residents make Urbandale their home—joining those who already enjoy our community’s extensive park and trail network, short commutes, great career opportunities, and excellent schools.

The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager carries out the policy direction of the Mayor and five City Council members. As a national leader in Character Counts, Urbandale endeavors at all times to promote and model the principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.


Barrett Boesen Park Grand Opening
Captain with child at Trunk or Treat 2019
Dad and son with girl in background with bubbles at Party in the Park 2019
Men eat hot dogs
Fall October day in Urbandale neighborhood with trees changing color 2023
Girl in police car at Urbandale Homecoming Parade
Man runing at Walker Johnston Park, Trail Run for the Badge 2023
Police Officer high fives girl at National Night Out 2019
Santa at Lions Park with lit tree 2021
Skate Park October 2019
Thousands listen to U.S. President Barack Obama at a campaign event at the Living History Farms in Urbandale
Urbandale Fire Department looks at roof
Urbandale Fire Station 43
Urbandale interstate at dawn with water tower in background
Urbandale Softball team throwing candy at Parade 2019
Walker Johnston Park and Pond Fall October day in Urbandale neighborhood with trees changing color 2023
Women and kids with sunglasses smiling at parade

Rep/Contact Info

Honorable Robert D Andeweg
Kristi Bales
Community Development Manager/Chief Planner
James Briear
Director of Technology
Anthony Brooks
Police Officer
Curtis Brown
Assistant City Manager
Bridget Carberry Montgomery
Mike Cardwell
Fire Chief
Kristin Coggeshall
Police Officer
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Meagan Cowden
Community Relations Officer
Amy Croll
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Aaron DeJong
Director of Economic Development
Steve Franklin
Community Development Director
Erin Freeman
Human Resources Director
Jan Herke
Park and Recreation Director
Rob Johansen
Chief of Police
A.J. Johnson
City Manager
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John Konior
Director of Risk Management/Support Services
Nicci Lamb
Finance Director
John Larson
Director of Engineering and Public Works
Beth Lauck
Senior HR Analyst
Matt Logsdon
Police Captain
Nicole Lunders
City Clerk
Larry McBurney
Holly Pickett
Police Sergeant
Jon Rech
Fire Marshal
Blake Rozendaal
Dan Stein
Police Captain
Tim Stovie
Assistant Director of Public Works
Rebecca Taylor
Police Sergeant
Chad Underwood
Police Captain
Carissa Williams
Program Supervisor Senior Center
Ebonee Woods
Economic Development Specialist
Elisa Wright
Payroll Specialist
Derek Zarn
Director of Marketing & Communications