Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Polk County Taxpayers Association
Term Expires: Nov, 2015
E.J. Giovannetti joined the Prairie Meadows Board in November 2012. He previously served three terms on the Polk County Board of Supervisors representing the jurisdictions of Ankeny, Grimes, Johnston, Sheldahl and Urbandale in Polk County’s 2nd District.
E.J. became active in local government in 1973 as a member of the Urbandale Planning and Zoning Commission. He was appointed the mayor of Urbandale in 1977, and he served in that position through 1997. He has been engaged in the private practice of law with Hopkins & Huebner, P.C., since 1970. Prior to that time, E.J. served the State of Iowa as Assistant Attorney General, Counsel for the Iowa Legislative Research Bureau, and Deputy Industrial Commissioner.
He has been active in the central Iowa community including the Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Regional Economic Development, Des Moines Arts Festival, Mid-Iowa Development Fund, Central Iowa Drinking Water Commission, Endow Urbandale, Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG), Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA), Metropolitan Advisory Council (MAC), Polk County Risk Management Committee, Civic Center Executive Committee, and Capital Crossroads Governance Committee.