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Staff Directory - Details

Steven Ray

Council Member - At-Large
Steven Ray
Primary Department: City Council

Professional Profile

  • Council Member
  • Chair: Utilities Committee
  • Chair: Public Safety and Transportation
  • Mayor Pro-Tem

Term in Office: 

January 1, 2004 – present 

Work Experience:

  • 1988-1995 - 7 years with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office from as a Public Safety/9-1-1 Dispatcher.
  • 1995-2007 - Communications Specialist II from with the Iowa Department of Public Safety/Iowa State Patrol Communications.
  • 2007-2017 - Public Service Executive with the Iowa Department of Public Safety/Iowa State Patrol Communications, serving as Regional Manager overseeing the operations of the Iowa State Patrol Communications Centers in Des Moines, Atlantic, Cedar Falls, and Cedar Rapids.
  • 2018-2018 - Correctional Officer with the Iowa Department of Corrections, Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.
  • 2018-Present - Manager of Building Security Services, Iowa State University, Facilities Planning and Management.

Education: 

BA Political Science, Iowa State University

Boone Residency:

Been in Boone for 41 years (since I was 8).

Other Community Services/Organizations Involvement:

  • Current member of the Boone County E 9-1-1 Service Board
  • Current member of the Boone County Emergency Management Commission
  • Member of the Boone County Joint Communications Oversight Committee

Philosophy:

“I strongly believe the role of local government is to provide stream-lined, yet effective, community services for our taxpayers. The ultimate goal of achieving those service objectives is with the prudent and efficient use of tax dollars. This should always serve as top priority.

“The best practice for any elected official is to be cognizant of spending tax dollars as if it were their own money and personal budget. Anything short of that thinking can truly be a disservice toward hard-working taxpayers.”