Waukee City Councilwoman and current Mayor Pro Tem, Anna Bergman, announced her campaign for re-election in a news release on Thursday. Her term is set to end at the end of December and the new four-year term would begin on Jan. 1, 2018.
Bergman has been on the Waukee City Council for less than a year. She was appointed to the council and sworn in on July 18, following former councilman Shane Blanchard’s resignation in June 2016.
“I have worked hard each and every day of my current term to advance Waukee’s priorities, protect the interests of our citizens, and make Waukee visible throughout the Des Moines metro area,” Bergman said in the news release. “It has been an honor and a privilege to advocate for and promote our community.”
Bergman has a Bachelors Degree, a Doctor of Law Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Drake University. She is an attorney and also the owner of Bergman Riding Academy, a horseback riding facility in Waukee.
The news release issued on Thursday states that her focus on the next terms will be “maintaining community-focused growth and improving Waukee’s fostering of young professionals and local businesses.”
She also was a member of the 2017 Class of the Waukee Leadership Institute and helped lead the project that will construct a Veterans Memorial at the Waukee Community Center, which will be completed in June.
Bergman also serves on the Waukee Area Historical Society Board, the Rotary Club of Waukee Board, as the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce Board liaison, and has served on the inaugural board for Drew’s Crew for Kids, a local non-profit to benefit at-risk youth. She also works with Drake University and volunteers as a mentor for Community Youth Concepts.
Councilman Brian Harrison will also see his term come to an end at the end of the year, as will Councilman Charlie Bottenberg, who was also appointed to the council last year, following the resignation of former Councilman Rick Peterson.
The Waukee City Election will be held on Nov. 7, 2017.