Cedar Rapids Mayor
Council Background: Ron Corbett was first elected Mayor of Cedar Rapids in 2009. He is currently serving his second four-year term beginning in January 2014.
Professional Background: For the first 10 years of his career, Ron worked as an insurance agent for The Equitable of the United States. In 1988, he co-founded the Peppy’s Ice Cream Company. In 1986, Ron won a seat in the Iowa House where he served for seven terms. In 1995 he was elected the Speaker of the Iowa House, a position he held until 1999, when he resigned to become President of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce. In July 2005 accepted a position as Vice President at CRST, Inc.
Education: Cornell College
Personal: Mayor Corbett was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1960. In 1974 his family moved to Newton, Iowa, where he graduated from Newton High School in 1978. After graduating from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Ron moved to Cedar Rapids, which he has called home since 1983.