District 3 Representative
Term of Office: 2022 – 2025
Council Committees: Member of Public Safety and Youth Services Committee
Professional Background: Dale is the Vice President of Development for the Hatch Development Group, creating mixed income, affordable housing communities throughout Iowa. He also previously served the City of Cedar Rapids as Commissioner of Parks and Public Property from 1998-2002.
Education: Mount Carmel High School, Chicago, Illinois; Coe College and Mount Mercy University, B.A. Criminal Justice and Political Science.
Community: Dale has served on more than 40 Commissions, Boards, Planning Groups and Task Forces and has belonged to a host of service clubs and community organizations. Many of these focus exclusively on improving the quality of life in our community. Today Dale continues his passion for urban planning, neighborhood development and recreation by championing innovative projects such as the revitalization of Cedar Lake and the development of housing, trails and public spaces throughout our city. He was one of the early leaders of the Wellington Heights Neighborhood Association in the late 90s and worked with neighborhood groups throughout the community to stabilize their neighborhoods and decrease crime. He is also passionate about helping people with disabilities and serves on numerous state and national epilepsy-related boards and organizations and is a past chair of the Iowa Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Personal: Dale and his wife Sara have one son, Adam, and his service dog Turbo.