Mayor & City Council

Please scroll down to meet all three At-Large City Council members or click on one of the following names for specific information about each member.

Tyler Olson
Ann Poe
Susie Weinacht


Tyler Olson

At-Large City Council Member
Term of Office: 2018 – 2021
314 Nassau Street SE

Council Committees: 
Flood Control System Committee Chair, member of Infrastructure Committee

Professional Background:Tyler is President of SiteGen Solar and CEO of Paulson Electric. Before joining Paulson Electric, Tyler practiced law at Bradley & Riley in Cedar Rapids for five years.

Education: University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.; Claremont McKenna College, B.A.

Community: Tyler has served on numerous boards for local nonprofit organizations and served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015. He also helped lead the change from the commission form of government to the current council-city manager form.

Personal: Tyler was born and raised in Cedar Rapids. He is married to Majda Sarkic and has two children.

Councilwoman Ann Poe

Ann Poe

At-Large City Council Member
Term of Office: 2016-2019
2560 Country Club Parkway SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Council Committees: Chair of Council Development Committee, member of Finance and Administrative Services Committee

Professional Background: Ms. Poe worked as a physical therapy technician with St Luke’s Hospital for a number of years, and in the marketing/communications/public relations and event planning fields for over 25 years. She served as the executive assistant to Governor Chet Culver and community liaison for the Rebuild Iowa Office following the devastating floods of June 2008. Council member Poe was previously the executive director of New Bo City Market.

Personal: Council member Poe was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Kennedy High School. She has three adult children.


Susie Weinacht

At-Large City Council Member
2019 Mayor Pro Tem
Term of Office: 2016-2019
1211 A’Hearn Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

Council Committees: Public Safety and Youth Services Committee Chair; Member of Flood Control System Committee

Professional Background: Susie is self-employed working in the areas of strategic planning, finance, negotiation and project management.

Education: BSc in Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1984; A.S. degree, early childhood & health/fitness, Lake Land College, 1982; Type 03 Teaching Certification, Illinois; Program Director Certification, Kansas; Community Leadership Certificate, Chamber of Commerce; Pacific Institute, performance improvement and professional growth, change management, and leadership development; Disney Institute Keys of Excellence

Community: Blue Zones Advisory Council; Parks and Recreation Commission; Regional Workforce Investment Board; Long Term Flood Recovery Task Force; Housing Fund of Linn County Board of Directors; Horizons, A Family Service Agency Board of Directors; Five Seasons Stand Down, Valor, Inc. Board of Directors; United Way Education Solutions Team; Kids on Course Page Pal, Zach Johnson Foundation; NAACP; The History Center Board of Directors; Downtown Rotary; local, city and state-level PTA; Junior League


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