Ross Grooters

City Council
Title: Council Member
Phone: 515-689-3229

Term Expiration: 2025

Current Committees / Commissions / Boards:

Finance Committee

Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART) Representative

Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) Management Committee (Alternate) 

Fourmile Creek Watershed Management Authority

Bravo Greater Des Moines

Education: DMACC, Architectural Drafting Diploma 1993-1994. Studied Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University from 1994-1995.

Current Employment: Locomotive Engineer with Union Pacific Railroad since 2005. 

Employment History: Previously employed as a building manager at Brown-Camp Lofts condominium association.

Family Information: Wife, Melissa and Daughter, Aurora (student at SEP schools)

Volunteer Programs and Involvement:

  • Action Fund Member, Iowa CCI Action Fund
  • Legislative Representative, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainman (BLET) division 778
  • BLET Division 778 Representative, BLET Iowa State Legislative Board
  • BLET Division 778 Trustee
  • Parent Volunteer, CAP Children's Theatre
  • Co-chair, Railroad Workers United
  • President and CEO, Railroad Workers Education and Legal Defense Foundation

 Additional Contact Information:

Facebook: @Ross4PHill
Twitter: @Ross4PHill


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