Mayor & City Council

Ashley Vanorny

District 5 Representative
Term of Office: 2018 – 2021
2464 2nd Street SW Cedar Rapids Iowa 52404

Council Committees: Development Committee, and Public Safety and Youth Services Committee member

Professional Background: Ms. Vanorny has held internships with the Internet Crimes Against Children (Des Moines, IA), Office of Inspector General- Office of Investigations- Social Security Administration (Kansas City, MO), the Social Security Administration (Pathways Intern, Cedar Rapids, IA), and Congressman Dave Loebsack (Iowa City, IA).  Ms. Vanorny currently works as an I.T. Support Analyst with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics where she has worked since 2013.

Education: Ms. Vanorny graduated from Kirkwood Community College (2012) with an A.S. having studied Criminal Justice.  From the University of Iowa she earned a B.S. in Psychology (2014) with an emphasis on neuroscience and a B.A. in Political Science (2014) with an emphasis in International Relations and American Institutions. She is completing her Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Des Moines University.

Community: Ms. Vanorny remains active in the community through non-profit work particularly regarding children in foster care.  She is active in Junior League of Cedar Rapids and serves on several boards including Families Helping Families of Iowa, Hawkeye Chapter of ACLU, and the Linn County League of Women Voters.  She serves as an advisor to her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta- Rho Chapter at the University of Iowa.  At the University of Iowa she serves as a Staff Council Representative.  Ms. Vanorny is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Fellow of the New Leaders Council- Des Moines Chapter.  Ms. Vanorny is also Safe Zone certified and has served as a Kaiser Permanente Diversity Healthcare Co-facilitator through Des Moines University.

Personal: Ms. Vanorny is a lifelong Cedar Rapidian who learned the value of hard work by helping on the family farm. She attended local public schools Grant, Wilson, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School.  She enjoys time with her pets Lady (dog) and Liberty (conure) Vanorny.


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