Patricia Boddy - Councilmember

First Elected: 2024
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2027


Pat is married with two children and two grandchildren. She and her husband have lived in Urbandale since 1998. 

Work and Education

  • Licensed professional engineer PE (agriculture, soil and water)
  • Senior Partner Emeritus, national architecture and planning firm
  • Past lead conservation administrator (Polk County and Iowa DNR)
  • Small business owner and member, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
  • Former program host/interviewer, Iowa Public Television
  • University of Missouri-Columbia BJ (Journalism)
  • Iowa State University BS, MS Ag Engineering, Water Resources
  • Drake University Certificate in Public Management

Public Service 

  • Iowa Confluence Water Trails (ICON), Board/Executive Committee Member
  • Walnut Creek Watershed Management Authority (Treasurer) 
  • Beaver Creek Watershed Management Authority Board Member
  • Metro Waste Authority Board Member
  • Co-founder Poetry Palooza (division of Iowa Poetry Association) 
  • Past Trustee, Urbandale Water Utility 
  • City of Urbandale Capital Improvements and Complete Streets Committees
  • Urbandale All-Inclusive Playground Fundraising Committee 
  • Former Board member: Great Outdoors Foundation,

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Chrysalis Foundation, Des Moines Community Playhouse, Des Moines Planning and Zoning Commission, ISU Program for Women in Science and Engineering, ISU College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Council  

Civic Awards

  • 2022 Urbandale Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year”
  • 2019 Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute A. Arthur Davis Community Leadership Award
  • 2015 Women of Influence Award Des Moines Business Record 
  • 2012 Greater Des Moines Partnership Individual Environmental Impact Award
  • 1991 Iowa State University (ISU) Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Patricia Boddy