Tom Hanafan

Tom Hanafan

Mayor at Keep Iowa Beautiful

300 E. Locust St Ste 100, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
HQ Phone:
(515) 323-6507

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Mayor - City of Council Bluffs

Mayor - Mercy's LIFE Group honored

Mayor - Council Bluffs Country Club


Thomas Jefferson High School

bachelor's degree - History and Government , University of South Dakota


Board Member - Metropolitan Area Planning Agency

Board Member - Children's Square U.S.A

Board of Trustees Member - Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust

President - Iowa League of Cities

Board of Director and Leadership Roles - United Way of the Midlands

Founder - The Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge Naming Committee

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Tom Hanafan | Board Member Tom Hanafan served 22 years as the Mayor of Council Bluffs and was the past president of the Iowa League of Cities. He graduated in 1965 from Thomas Jefferson High School, Council Bluffs, and attended the University of South Dakota where he received a Bachelor's Degree in History and Government in 1969. Hanafan was elected as the full time Mayor of Council Bluffs in January 1988. Previously he was elected to the City Council in January 1982 and served Council Bluffs in that role through 1985 when he was first elected to serve the city as Mayor. With a long history of civic activities and community service, Tom has served board of director and leadership roles for the United Way of the Midlands, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, Iowa West Racing Association, Rotary Club, Service League, Economic Development Corporation, Educational Development Committee, YMCA and others. Tom has been recognized for several awards over the years including Community Leader Award, Human Services Advisory council, (1989) Community Achievement Award, Toastmaster's International, (1989) the Heritage Award, the Jason Award, Children's Square USA, (1990). He is also included in the Omaha Softball Association Hall of Fame, (1993), the League of Iowa Municipalities Hall of Fame, (1999) the TJ Hall of Fame and the Omaha Old Timer's Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Tom Hanafan
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